Messerschmidt Family History

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Messerschmidt Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’ + smit ‘smith’. See also Messer 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hammerschmidt, Depperschmidt, Schmidt, Reinschmidt, Goldschmidt

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Messerschmidt Family Origin

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Messerschmidt Family Occupations

What did your Messerschmidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Messerschmidt family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messerschmidt. The most common Messerschmidt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Messerschmidt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Brick Mason


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

Messerschmidt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Messerschmidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messerschmidt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Messerschmidt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Messerschmidt. For the veterans among your Messerschmidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Messerschmidt Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messerschmidt 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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