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Welcome! This website was created on 22 Jul 2006 and last updated on 26 Jan 2023. The family trees on this site contain 809 relatives and 156 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About Messer Family
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The Messer Surname
  
 Name Meaning and History
   German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from    Middle High German mezzer ?knife?, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs,    a compound of maz ?food?, ?meat? + sahs ?knife?, ?sword?. The Jewish name is    from German Messer ?knife? or Yiddish meser.

German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid    in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ?to    measure?.

English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over    harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French    messier (see Messier).

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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