Ressler Family History

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Ressler Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living by a slope or drainage channel, from Ress 2 + -(l)er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. variant of Resler. variant of Rössler (see Roessler).

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

Similar surnames: Rossler, Reisler, Roessler, Bessler, Nessler, Resler, Pressler

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Ressler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ressler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ressler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Ressler Family Origin

Where is the Ressler family from?

Ressler Family Occupations

What did your Ressler ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Ressler Historical Records

What Ressler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ressler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ressler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ressler. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ressler. For the veterans among your Ressler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ressler Life Expectancy

What is the average Ressler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ressler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ressler in 1944 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ressler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ressler 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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