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Nesser Family History

Nesser Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name a variant of Ness or Nessen . Altered form of German Nösser an occupational name for a trader in livestock from an agent derivative of Middle High German nōz ‘domestic animals cattle’.

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


Similar surnames: Nester, Messer, Lesser, Tesser, Besser, Nusser, Esser, Neuser, Neeser

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Where is the Nesser family from?

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

What did your Nesser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nesser. 17% of Nesser men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Nesser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nesser were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Nurse Rn
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nesser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesser 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 371 immigration records available for the last name Nesser. 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 597 military records available for the last name Nesser. For the veterans among your Nesser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nesser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Nesser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nesser in 1954 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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