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Hessinger Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from Hessingen near Brilon in Westphalia. possibly a variant of Hassinger from the personal name Hasso (see Hassing ).

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


Similar surnames: Messinger, Bessinger, Wessinger, Dissinger, Hassinger, Essinger

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Where is the Hessinger family from?

You can see how Hessinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hessinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hessinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hessinger family living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hessinger's in USA. Maryland and 3 other states had the highest population of Hessinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hessinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hessinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hessinger. 22% of Hessinger men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hessinger women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hessinger were Farmer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hessinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 219 immigration records available for the last name Hessinger. 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 Cards

There are 479 military records available for the last name Hessinger. For the veterans among your Hessinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hessinger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hessinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hessinger in 1962 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

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