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Messman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Messmann: occupational name or nickname for someone who transported or sold dung from Middle Low German mest Middle High German mist ‘dung cesspool’. Americanized form of Dutch Mesman .

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

Similar surnames: Mersman, Mesman, Mussman, Hessman, Mossman, Russman, Mehlman, Rissman

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Where is the Messman family from?

You can see how Messman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Messman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Messman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Messman families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Messman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Messman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Messman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Messman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Messman. 35% of Messman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Messman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messman were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Messman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messman 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 303 immigration records available for the last name Messman. 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 699 military records available for the last name Messman. For the veterans among your Messman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Messman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Messman in 1945 was 24, and 82 in 2004.

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