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Possinger Family History

Possinger Name Meaning

German: variant of Pösinger a habitational name for someone from Pösing in Bavaria or Bössinger a habitational name for someone from Bissingen near Ludwigsburg (earlier Bussingen).

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


Similar surnames: Pollinger, Dissinger, Messinger, Pottinger, Pensinger, Essinger

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Where is the Possinger family from?

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

What did your Possinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Possinger. 31% of Possinger men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Possinger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Possinger were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    31%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 954 census records available for the last name Possinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Possinger 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 58 immigration records available for the last name Possinger. 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 342 military records available for the last name Possinger. For the veterans among your Possinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Possinger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Possinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Possinger in 1963 was 86, and 63 in 2004.

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