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Tessin Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named in Mecklenburg. Possibly an altered form of French Tassin, from a reduced pet form of the personal name Eustasse, vernacular form of the saint’s name Eustachius.

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


Similar surnames: Zessin, Bassin, Persin, Jessen, Nessen, Kessen, Tevlin, Hessen

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Where is the Tessin family from?

You can see how Tessin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tessin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Tessin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Tessin families living in Michigan. This was about 40% of all the recorded Tessin's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Tessin families in 1880.
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What did your Tessin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Tessin. 56% of Tessin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    56%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerking
    8%
  • Pass Boy
    8%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tessin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tessin 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Tessin. 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 755 military records available for the last name Tessin. For the veterans among your Tessin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tessin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Tessin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tessin in 1961 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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