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Origins of the Messiter surname

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About the Messiters

We have a total number of 1198 records for people with the last name Messiter.

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Where do most Messiters live?

In 1921, most Messiters lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Messiters

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,000 records for the Messiter surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Messiters most likely to marry?

Joneses

&

Smiths

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What are the most common Messiter first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Messiters

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Messiters in 1921
Living On Own Means

14

Dressmaker

8

Spinster

7

Lab

6

Private Means

6

Common Male occupations for Messiters in 1921
Solicitor

10

Yeoman

10

General Labourer

9

Carpenter

7

Mercer

5

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