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 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Messner. 16% of Messner men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Messner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messner were Clerk and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

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

Messner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 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 3,000 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 5,000 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

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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.

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