Tessler Family History

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Tessler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. Compare Tesler. German: variant of Teschner. English: from an agent derivative of Old English t?sel ‘teasel’, hence an occupational name for someone whose job was to brush the surface of newly-woven cloth or to card wood preparatory to spinning, using the dry seed-heads of teasels (a kind of thistle).

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

Similar surnames: Tesler, Tesser, Fessler, Kessler, Teller, Nessler, Bessler, Sessler

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Tessler Family Origin

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Tessler Family Occupations

What did your Tessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tessler.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Tessler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Tessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tessler 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 Tessler. 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 739 military records available for the last name Tessler. For the veterans among your Tessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tessler Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tessler in 1957 was 55, and 88 in 2004.

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