Kessner Family History

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Kessner Name Meaning

German: variant of Kestener (see Kastner 1).

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


Similar surnames: Kestner, Kesner, Gessner, Kassner, Kisner, Kissner, Messner, Wessner

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Kessner Family Origin

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Kessner Family Occupations

What did your Kessner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kessner. 14% of Kessner men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Kessner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kessner were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Saleslady
    5%
  • Seamstress
    5%

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

Kessner Historical Records

What Kessner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kessner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kessner 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 984 immigration records available for the last name Kessner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kessner. For the veterans among your Kessner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kessner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kessner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kessner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kessner in 1952 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kessner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kessner 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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