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Resser Family History

Resser Surname Meaning

Americanized form of an unidentified German surname most probably Rösser (see Roesser ) or Riesser (see Rieser ).

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


Similar surnames: Reiser, Nesser, Ressel, Reusser, Rester, Reser, Reeser, Esser, Messer

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Where is the Resser family from?

You can see how Resser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Resser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Resser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Resser families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 49% of all the recorded Resser's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Resser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Resser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Resser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Resser. 22% of Resser men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Resser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Resser were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Resser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Resser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Resser. 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 376 military records available for the last name Resser. For the veterans among your Resser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Resser lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Resser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Resser in 1952 was 71, and 91 in 2003.

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