Mess Name Meaning

South German: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a brazier, from Middle High German mess(e) ‘brass’.

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


Similar surnames: Meiss, Mass, Meis, Hess, Ess, Ress, Meth, Geiss, Ness, Gess

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Mess Family Origin

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Mess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • A Croft Of 12 Acres Arable

    5%
  • Crofter Of 7 Acres

    5%
  • Domestic Servt Unemploy

    5%

In 1881, the most common Mess occupation in the UK was Farmer. 19% of Mess's were Farmers. Farmer, A Croft Of 12 Acres Arable and Crofter Of 7 Acres were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mess. A less common occupation for the Mess family was Domestic Servt Unemploy.

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Mess Historical Records

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Mess Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Mess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mess in 1959 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mess

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