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Messier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Old French messier ‘harvest master’ (Late Latin messicarius, agent derivative of messis ‘harvest’).

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


Similar surnames: Messer, Tessier, Messner, Meunier, Tessler, Lussier, Meiser, Meester

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Messier Family Origin

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Messier Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    30%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Messier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 30% of Messier's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Messier family was School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messier.

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Messier Historical Records

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Messier Life Expectancy

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