Gessner Family History

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Gessner Name Meaning

German: variant of Gasser. Swiss German: occupational name for a goat herd, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’ + -(n)er agent suffix.

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

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Gessner Family Origin

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Gessner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gessner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Gessner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gessner family was Farming. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gessner.

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Gessner Historical Records

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Gessner Life Expectancy

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