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Jesser Surname Meaning

East German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Jessen mostly in eastern Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Jesse, Lesser, Jessel, Jessen, Besser, Nesser, Messer, Peiser, Nasser

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Where is the Jesser family from?

You can see how Jesser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jesser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jesser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 17 Jesser families living in London. This was about 49% of all the recorded Jesser's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Jesser families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jesser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jesser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Jesser. 100% of Jesser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jesser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jesser 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Jesser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 800 military records available for the last name Jesser. For the veterans among your Jesser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jesser lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Jesser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jesser in 1952 was 44, and 86 in 2004.

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