Gessert Family History

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Gessert Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Gassert, which is a variant of Gasser.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gassert, Gesser, Geisert, Bessert, Essert, Hessert, Geppert, Gessel

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Gessert Family Origin

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Gessert Family Occupations

What did your Gessert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gessert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gessert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gessert family was Basket Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Bakery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gessert.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Bakery

    4%
  • Basket Maker

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gessert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gessert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gessert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gessert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gessert

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gessert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gessert. For the veterans among your Gessert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gessert Life Expectancy

What is the average Gessert lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Gessert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gessert in 1961 was 52, and 65 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gessert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gessert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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