Wessler Family History

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Wessler Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a money changer, Middle Low German westere. Compare Wechsler.

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

Similar surnames: Weisler, Kessler, Fessler, Sessler, Wissler, Hessler, Wesseler

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Wessler Family Origin

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Wessler Family Occupations

What did your Wessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wessler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wessler's were Farmers. Farmer, At School and Carver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessler. A less common occupation for the Wessler family was Cigar Manufactorer.

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  • Farmer

  • At School

  • Carver

  • Cigar Manufactorer


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

Wessler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessler 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 612 immigration records available for the last name Wessler. 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 517 military records available for the last name Wessler. For the veterans among your Wessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessler Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wessler in 1951 was 57, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessler 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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