Hesse Family History

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Hesse Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Hess.

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

Similar surnames: Hasse, Hense, Hessel, Heyse, Heese, Heise, Hess, Heyne, Heyde, Hulse

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Hesse Family Origin

Where is the Hesse family from?

Hesse Family Occupations

What did your Hesse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hesse. The most common Hesse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Hesse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hesse family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Grocer


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

Hesse Historical Records

What Hesse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Hesse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hesse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hesse. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hesse. For the veterans among your Hesse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hesse Life Expectancy

What is the average Hesse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hesse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hesse in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hesse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hesse 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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