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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Messier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Messier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Messier Family Origin

Where is the Messier family from?

Messier Family Occupations

What did your Messier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Works In Cotton Mill and Brakeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messier. A less common occupation for the Messier family was Farmer. The most common Messier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Messier's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Brakeman

  • Farmer


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

Messier Historical Records

What Messier family records will you find?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messier 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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