Mess Name Meaning

South German: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a brazier, from Middle High German mess(e) ‘brass’.

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

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Mess Family Origin

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Mess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mess. A less common occupation for the Mess family was Carpenter. The most common Mess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Mess's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Mess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mess in 1959 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mess

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