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Messinger Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Messenger. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a brazier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German messinc ‘brass’, German Messing, from Greek mossynoikos (khalkos) ‘Mossynoecan bronze’, named after the people of northeastern Asia Minor who first produced the alloy. German: habitational name from Mössingen in Baden-Württemberg (Messingen in the local dialect), which is recorded as Masginga in 789, probably from the personal name Masco + ingen, suffix of relationship.

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


Similar surnames: Messenger, Hessinger, Kessinger, Messing, Messner, Kesinger

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Messinger Family Origin

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Messinger Family Occupations

What did your Messinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Messinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Messinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messinger. A less common occupation for the Messinger family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Messinger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Messinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Messinger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Messinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Messinger in 1945 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messinger 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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