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Tessier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a weaver, Old French tissier (Late Latin texarius, a derivative of texere ‘to weave’).

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

Similar surnames: Messier, Tesser, Tessler, Tester, Tellier, Messner, Bossier, Messer

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Where is the Tessier family from?

You can see how Tessier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tessier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tessier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 36 Tessier families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tessier's in the UK. London had the highest population of Tessier families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tessier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tessier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Tessier. 66% of Tessier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Tessier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tessier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tessier. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Tessier. For the veterans among your Tessier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tessier lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tessier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tessier in 1947 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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