Shessler Family History

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Shessler Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Hessler, Dressler, Tessler, Baessler, Fessler, Kessler, Pressler

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Shessler Family Origin

Where is the Shessler family from?

Shessler Family Occupations

What did your Shessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shessler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Shessler's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shessler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shessler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shessler Historical Records

What Shessler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 233 census records available for the last name Shessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shessler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shessler

Passenger List

There are 15 immigration records available for the last name Shessler. 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 41 military records available for the last name Shessler. For the veterans among your Shessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shessler Life Expectancy

What is the average Shessler lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2000, in the United States, Shessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shessler in 1965 was 80, and 79 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shessler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shessler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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