Messner Family History

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Messner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a sexton, churchwarden, or verger, Middle High German mesnære (Old High German mesinari, from Late Latin ma(n)sionarius, a derivative of mansio, genitive mansionis, ‘house (of God)’, ‘church’). The double -s- is the result of association with Messe ‘Mass’.

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


Similar surnames: Messer, Gessner, Messier, Meissner, Nesser, Eisner, Mescher, Weisner

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Messner Family Origin

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Messner Family Occupations

What did your Messner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Messner family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messner. The most common Messner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Messner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Messner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Messner Life Expectancy

What is the average Messner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Messner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Messner in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messner 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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