Tessler Family History

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Tessler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. Compare Tesler. German: variant of Teschner. English: from an agent derivative of Old English t?sel ‘teasel’, hence an occupational name for someone whose job was to brush the surface of newly-woven cloth or to card wood preparatory to spinning, using the dry seed-heads of teasels (a kind of thistle).

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

Similar surnames: Tesler, Tesser, Fessler, Kessler, Teller, Nessler, Bessler, Sessler

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Tessler Family Origin

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Tessler Family Occupations

What did your Tessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Coffee Roaster and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tessler. The most common Tessler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Tessler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tessler family was Head Miller.

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  • Farmer

  • Coffee Roaster

  • Farm Laborer

  • Head Miller


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

Tessler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Tessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tessler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tessler. 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 739 military records available for the last name Tessler. For the veterans among your Tessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tessler Life Expectancy

What is the average Tessler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tessler in 1957 was 55, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tessler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tessler 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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