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Messer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs, a compound of maz ‘food’, ‘meat’ + sahs ‘knife’, ‘sword’. The Jewish name is from German Messer ‘knife’ or Yiddish meser. German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ‘to measure’. English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier (see Messier).

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


Similar surnames: Tesser, Messier, Nesser, Messner, Lesser, Meuser, Weisser, Esser

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Messer Family Origin

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Messer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To School

    13%
  • Servant

    13%
  • Farmer Son

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messer. The most common Messer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Messer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Messer family was Farmer Son.

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Messer Life Expectancy

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