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Sessler Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from a place called Sessel in Bavaria. occupational name for a chair maker from Middle High German sezzel ‘chair’.

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


Similar surnames: Hessler, Kessler, Fessler, Tessler, Bessler, Wessler, Messler

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Where is the Sessler family from?

You can see how Sessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sessler family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sessler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Sessler families living in Virginia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sessler's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sessler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sessler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sessler. 19% of Sessler men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Sessler women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sessler were Clerk and New Worker. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sessler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sessler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sessler. For the veterans among your Sessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sessler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sessler in 1941 was 35, and 83 in 2004.

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