Nessen Family History

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Nessen Name Meaning

German and Danish: metronymic from the personal name Agnes (see Agnes 1). German: habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony called Nesse.

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

Similar surnames: Jessen, Essen, Hessen, Neisen, Nesser, Nissen, Kessen, Niesen, Wessel

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Nessen Family Origin

Where is the Nessen family from?

Nessen Family Occupations

What did your Nessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nessen. The most common Nessen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Nessen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nessen family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Grocer


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

Nessen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nessen 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 670 immigration records available for the last name Nessen. 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 391 military records available for the last name Nessen. For the veterans among your Nessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nessen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nessen in 1958 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nessen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nessen 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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