Kessinger Family History

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Kessinger Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Cazo. variant spelling of Kissinger.

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

Similar surnames: Messinger, Kesinger, Hessinger, Kassinger, Persinger, Kensinger

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Kessinger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kessinger name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Kessinger Family Origin

Where is the Kessinger family from?

Kessinger Family Occupations

What did your Kessinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kessinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Kessinger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kessinger family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kessinger.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Kessinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kessinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kessinger 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Kessinger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kessinger. For the veterans among your Kessinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kessinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Kessinger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kessinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kessinger in 1955 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kessinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kessinger 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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