Lessing Family History

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Lessing Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): variant of Lessig.

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


Similar surnames: Lessig, Blessing, Felsing, Hessing, Messing, Klessig, Leising

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Lessing Family Origin

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Lessing Family Occupations

What did your Lessing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lessing. The most common Lessing occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Lessing's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Lessing family was Bar Tender.

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  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Machinist

    7%
  • Bar Tender

    4%

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

Lessing Historical Records

What Lessing family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lessing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lessing census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Lessing

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lessing. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lessing. For the veterans among your Lessing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lessing Life Expectancy

What is the average Lessing lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lessing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lessing in 1963 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lessing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lessing 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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