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Mesman Surname Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for someone who makes or sells knives from Dutch mes ‘knive’ or for a hawker or traveling salesman Middle Dutch me(e)rseman marseman. Compare Messman . Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Ter/De Meers(ch). Americanized form of North German Mesmann: variant of Messmann (see Messman ). The surname Mesmann is very rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mersman, Messman, Kelman, Osman, Perman, Reisman, Melman, German

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Where is the Mesman family from?

You can see how Mesman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mesman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mesman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Mesman families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 88% of all the recorded Mesman's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Mesman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mesman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mesman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mesman. 56% of Mesman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Mesman women worked as a Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Plumber
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 925 census records available for the last name Mesman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mesman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 295 immigration records available for the last name Mesman. 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 Cards

There are 84 military records available for the last name Mesman. For the veterans among your Mesman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mesman lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Mesman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mesman in 1966 was 78, and 91 in 2004.

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