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Hessman Name Meaning

nickname or occupational name for a chaser at a hunt, from Middle High German hessen ‘to hunt with hounds’. from a derivative of the personal name Hesso (see Hess 3).

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


Similar surnames: Messman, Hassman, Reisman, Wessman, Helman, Mussman, Herdman

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Hessman Family Origin

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Hessman Family Occupations

What did your Hessman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hessman family was Boot & Shoe Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessman. The most common Hessman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Hessman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    7%

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Hessman Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hessman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Hessman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, Hessman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hessman in 1961 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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