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 1939, Cabinet Maker joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kessen. 34% of Kessen men worked as a Cabinet Maker joiner and 40% of Kessen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kessen were Director Lubucation and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cabinet Maker joiner
    34%
  • Clerk Mandry Of Labourer
    34%
  • Director Lubucation
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Incapacitated
    20%
  • Private Means
    20%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kessen

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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