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Hessen Name Meaning

regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen). habitational name from a place so named near Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Nessen, Hesser, Jessen, Leisen, Vessey, Hessel, Kessen, Zessin

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Hessen Family Origin

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Hessen Family Occupations

What did your Hessen ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    12%
  • Amalgamator

    4%
  • Bartender

    4%

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

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Hessen Historical Records

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Hessen Life Expectancy

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Famous Hessen Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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