Hessler Family History

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Hessler Name Meaning

German (southern and central): topographic name from Middle High German hasel, hesel ‘hazel’, or a habitational name from places called Hesslar, Hessler, or Hässler in Thuringia, Franconia, Westphalia, and Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Hassler, Sessler, Haessler, Hesser, Fessler, Kessler, Wessler

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Hessler Family Origin

Where is the Hessler family from?

Hessler Family Occupations

What did your Hessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hessler family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessler. The most common Hessler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Hessler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hessler Historical Records

What Hessler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hessler. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hessler. For the veterans among your Hessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hessler in 1949 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessler 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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