Messenger Family History

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Messenger Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from Middle English, Old French messag(i)er ‘carrier of messages’ (an agent derivative of message, Late Latin missaticum, from missus ‘sent’).

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

Similar surnames: Messinger, Messner, Gessner, Meissner, Fessenden, Stenger, Reisinger

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Messenger Family Origin

Where is the Messenger family from?

Messenger Family Occupations

What did your Messenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Messenger occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Messenger's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messenger. A less common occupation for the Messenger family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Messenger Historical Records

What Messenger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Messenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messenger 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Messenger. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Messenger. For the veterans among your Messenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Messenger Life Expectancy

What is the average Messenger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Messenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Messenger in 1944 was 59, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Messenger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Messenger 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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