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Wessner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called 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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Where is the Wessner family from?

You can see how Wessner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wessner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wessner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wessner family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Wessner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wessner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wessner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wessner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wessner. 35% of Wessner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Wessner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wessner were Knitter and Factory Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Knitter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Factory Worker
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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