Hessing Family History

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Hessing Name Meaning

Dutch and German: patronymic from Hess 3.

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

Similar surnames: Hessong, Hassing, Hissong, Herring, Messing, Hansing, Henning

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Hessing Family Origin

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Hessing Family Occupations

What did your Hessing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hessing family was Boot And Shoemaker. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessing. The most common Hessing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hessing's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Boot And Shoemaker


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

Hessing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hessing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessing 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Hessing. 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 431 military records available for the last name Hessing. For the veterans among your Hessing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessing Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessing lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hessing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hessing in 1955 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessing 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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