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Hessler Family History

Hessler Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German hasel hesel ‘hazel’ or a habitational name from any of the places called Hesslar Hessler or Hässler in Thuringia Franconia Westphalia and Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Hassler, Sessler, Haessler, Hesser, Fessler, Kessler, Wessler

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Where is the Hessler family from?

You can see how Hessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hessler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hessler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Hessler families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hessler's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hessler families in 1840.
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What did your Hessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hessler. 15% of Hessler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hessler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hessler were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hessler. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hessler. For the veterans among your Hessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hessler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hessler in 1949 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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