Wessner Family History

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Wessner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wessen.

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

Similar surnames: Lessner, Essner, Wisner, Lesner, Leisner, Welser, Wessler, Gessner

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Wessner Family Origin

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Wessner Family Occupations

What did your Wessner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessner. A less common occupation for the Wessner family was Blacksmith. The most common Wessner occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Wessner's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Blacksmith


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

Wessner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wessner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 521 immigration records available for the last name Wessner. 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 957 military records available for the last name Wessner. For the veterans among your Wessner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wessner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wessner in 1957 was 26, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessner 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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