Kessler Family History

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Kessler Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, Middle Dutch ketel, modern German Kessel.

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

Similar surnames: Fessler, Keisler, Kissler, Tessler, Kensler, Sessler, Wessler

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Kessler Family Origin

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Kessler Family Occupations

What did your Kessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk Stor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kessler. 50% of Kessler men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kessler women worked as a Clerk Stor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kessler were Caretaker and Tudiant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Caretaker

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk Stor
  • Housekeeper
  • Proprictor
  • Tudiant

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

Kessler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Kessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kessler 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Kessler. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Kessler. For the veterans among your Kessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kessler Life Expectancy

What is the average Kessler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kessler in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kessler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kessler 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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