Messerli Family History

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Messerli Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a diminutive of Messer ‘knife (maker)’.

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


Similar surnames: Messerly, Messer, Kessel, Meisel, Oesterle, Fessel, Ressel, Tesser

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Messerli Family Origin

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Messerli Family Occupations

What did your Messerli ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Messerli family was School Teacher. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messerli. The most common Messerli occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Messerli's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • School Teacher

    20%

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

Messerli Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Messerli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messerli 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Messerli. 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 Messerli. For the veterans among your Messerli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Messerli Life Expectancy

What is the average Messerli lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Messerli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Messerli in 1962 was 83, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messerli

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messerli 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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