Jessen Family History

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Jessen Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from the North German personal name Jess, a variant of Jens. German: habitational name from any of various places named Jessen, mostly in eastern Germany. German: variant of Jessel.

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

Similar surnames: Jesse, Nessen, Jensen, Jepsen, Jesser, Hessen, Lesser, Essen, Jenssen

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Jessen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jessen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jessen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Jessen Family Origin

Where is the Jessen family from?

Jessen Family Occupations

What did your Jessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jessen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Jessen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jessen. A less common occupation for the Jessen family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Merchant


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

Jessen Historical Records

What Jessen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Jessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jessen 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Jessen. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Jessen. For the veterans among your Jessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jessen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jessen in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jessen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jessen 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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