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Tesser Family History

Tesser Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German tasche ‘purse’ (compare German Taschner ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name either for a cup maker from German Tasse ‘cup’ or a variant of German Taschner .

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


Similar surnames: Messer, Lesser, Nesser, Tessler, Esser, Tester, Besser, Weisser

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Where is the Tesser family from?

You can see how Tesser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tesser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tesser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Tesser families living in Tennessee. This was about 55% of all the recorded Tesser's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Tesser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tesser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tesser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tesser. 24% of Tesser men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Tesser women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tesser were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Butcher
    18%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tesser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tesser 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Tesser. 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 162 military records available for the last name Tesser. For the veterans among your Tesser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tesser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tesser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tesser in 1963 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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