Messier Family History

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Messier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Old French messier ‘harvest master’ (Late Latin messicarius, agent derivative of messis ‘harvest’).

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

Similar surnames: Messer, Tessier, Messner, Meunier, Tessler, Lussier, Meiser, Meester

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Messier Family Origin

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Messier Family Occupations

What did your Messier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Messier. 20% of Messier men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Messier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messier were Carpenter and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Secretary

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Messier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Messier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messier 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 Messier. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Messier. For the veterans among your Messier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Messier Life Expectancy

What is the average Messier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Messier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Messier in 1942 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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