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Messick Family History

Messick Name Meaning

Americanized form of an unidentified French surname presumably Messac: habitational name from any of several places with this name (e.g. in Ille-et-Vilaine Brittany) named in Gallo-Roman times as the estate of someone called Mettius. Compare Messex and Mezick . In some cases an Americanized form of Croatian (and possibly also Bosniak) Mesić and Mešić Slovenian Mešič (see Mesic compare Mesick ). In some cases an Americanized form of Slovak Mesík: unexplained. Compare Mesick

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

Similar surnames: Merrick, Tessin, Eslick, Beswick, Messina, Mesich, Musick, Mossing

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Where is the Messick family from?

You can see how Messick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Messick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Messick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Messick families living in Delaware. This was about 15% of all the recorded Messick's in USA. Delaware and 2 other states had the highest population of Messick families in 1840.
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What did your Messick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Messick. 19% of Messick men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Messick women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messick were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Messick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messick 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 923 immigration records available for the last name Messick. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Messick. For the veterans among your Messick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messick lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Messick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Messick in 1946 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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