Messman Family History

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Messman Name Meaning

German (Messmann): habitational name for someone from Messa (see Messa). occupational name or nickname for someone who transported or sold dung, variant of Mistmann, from Middle High German mist, Middle Low German, Dutch mest ‘dung’, ‘cesspool’.

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

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

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Messman Family Origin

Where is the Messman family from?

Messman Family Occupations

What did your Messman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Messman family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messman. The most common Messman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Messman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Messman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Messman Historical Records

What Messman family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Messman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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