Meckfessel Family History

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Meckfessel Name Meaning

Southern German: altered form of Methfessel, from Middle High German met ‘mead’ + a diminutive of faz ‘vat’, ‘barrel’, a metonymic occupational name for a brewer of mead, or perhaps a habitational name from a tavern so called.

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

Similar surnames: Kessel, Weckesser, Meisel, Fessel, Schissel, Dressel, Meckler, Meckel

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Meckfessel Family Origin

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Meckfessel Family Occupations

What did your Meckfessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meckfessel family was Truckman. Farmer, Gardener and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meckfessel. The most common Meckfessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Meckfessel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Laborer

  • Truckman


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

Meckfessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meckfessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meckfessel 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 57 immigration records available for the last name Meckfessel. 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 180 military records available for the last name Meckfessel. For the veterans among your Meckfessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meckfessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meckfessel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Meckfessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meckfessel in 1962 was 84, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meckfessel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meckfessel 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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