Messerly Family History

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Messerly Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant spelling of Messerli.

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


Similar surnames: Messerli, Esterly, Gessel, Eberly, Nesser, Fessel, Mesler, Kessell

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Messerly Family Origin

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Messerly Family Occupations

What did your Messerly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Tailor and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messerly. A less common occupation for the Messerly family was Merchant. The most common Messerly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Messerly's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Tailor

    10%
  • Barber

    7%
  • Merchant

    7%

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

Messerly Historical Records

What Messerly family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Messerly Life Expectancy

What is the average Messerly lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Messerly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Messerly in 1958 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messerly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messerly 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.

Famous Messerly Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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