Hessen Family History

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Hessen Name Meaning

regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen). habitational name from a place so named near Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Nessen, Hesser, Jessen, Leisen, Vessey, Hessel, Kessen, Zessin

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Hessen Family Origin

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Hessen Family Occupations

What did your Hessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hessen. 11% of Hessen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hessen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hessen were Laborer and Filing

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Tailor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Chief Operator
  • Filing

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hessen Historical Records

What Hessen family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Hessen

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hessen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Hessen. For the veterans among your Hessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hessen in 1956 was 83, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessen 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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