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Nessen Name Meaning

German: metronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Agnes . German: habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony called Nesse. Americanized form of Danish or North German Nissen .

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


Similar surnames: Jessen, Essen, Hessen, Neisen, Nesser, Nissen, Kessen, Niesen, Wessel

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Where is the Nessen family from?

You can see how Nessen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nessen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nessen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nessen family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Nessen's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nessen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nessen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nessen. 27% of Nessen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Nessen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nessen were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Day Laborer
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nessen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 670 immigration records available for the last name Nessen. 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 Cards

There are 391 military records available for the last name Nessen. For the veterans among your Nessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nessen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nessen in 1958 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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