Kessen Family History

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Kessen Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Cessán, a byform of Cessóg, a personal name of unknown origin, borne by a 6th-century bishop and martyr. Dutch and German: from a pet form of the personal name Christian.

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

Similar surnames: Kesten, Kessel, Jessen, Nessen, Tessin, Hessen, Ebsen, Nissen, Jepsen

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Kessen Family Origin

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Kessen Family Occupations

What did your Kessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kessen family was Milk Dealer. Architects Managing Clerk, Bible Woman and Income From Stocks were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kessen. The most common Kessen occupation in the UK was Architects Managing Clerk. 20% of Kessen's were Architects Managing Clerks.

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  • Architects Managing Clerk

  • Bible Woman

  • Income From Stocks

  • Milk Dealer


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

Kessen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kessen 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 617 immigration records available for the last name Kessen. 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 Card

There are 469 military records available for the last name Kessen. For the veterans among your Kessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kessen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kessen in 1963 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kessen 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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