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Tessler Family History

Tessler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. Compare Tesler . German: variant of Teschner . English: Middle English teselere an agent derivative of tesel ‘teasel’ (Old English tǣsel) hence an occupational name for someone who used dried teasel heads (a type of thistle) to finish cloth or to card wool prior to spinning. This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Tesler, Tesser, Fessler, Kessler, Teller, Nessler, Bessler, Sessler

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Where is the Tessler family from?

You can see how Tessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tessler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tessler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Tessler families living in California. This was about 19% of all the recorded Tessler's in USA. California had the highest population of Tessler families in 1880.
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What did your Tessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tessler. 24% of Tessler men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Tessler women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tessler were Tailor and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Tessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tessler 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 Tessler. 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 739 military records available for the last name Tessler. For the veterans among your Tessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tessler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tessler in 1957 was 55, and 88 in 2004.

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