Hessman Family History

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Hessman Name Meaning

nickname or occupational name for a chaser at a hunt, from Middle High German hessen ‘to hunt with hounds’. from a derivative of the personal name Hesso (see Hess 3).

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

Similar surnames: Messman, Hassman, Reisman, Wessman, Helman, Mussman, Herdman

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Hessman Family Origin

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Hessman Family Occupations

What did your Hessman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hessman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Hessman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hessman family was Boot & Shoe Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


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

Hessman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hessman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessman 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Hessman. 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 301 military records available for the last name Hessman. For the veterans among your Hessman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hessman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hessman in 1961 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessman 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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