About the Project
The Cessna Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Cessna name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the SRNM name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Cessnas), by time period (18th Century Cessnas), or by topic (Cessna DNA, Cessna Occupations, Cessna Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Cessna Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
- http://www.houseofcessna.com "The House of Cessna". author Charles W. "Bill" Cissna
- https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/s/u/t/Diana-Sutor-Greenwood/GENE2-0001.html "Descendants of Jean De Cessna" Diana Cessna Sutor
- Charles W. "Bill" Cissna
- Diana Cessna Sutor
- Krista Cessna
- Kit Gallagher
- Jeffrey Lightner MD
- Ginny Schweitzer
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
- De Cessna
- Le Sesne
- Le Sisney
Cessna Surname Information
The House of Cessna, by Howard Cessna, Press of the Pennsylvania Hawkeye, Bedford PA, 1903: The Cessnas are of Huguenot ancestry who came from southern France to America in 1690. The Cessnas were Huguenots and records were probably burned when the King rescinded the Edict of Nantes outlawing the Protestant faith.
Thank you to Thierry Pingault, genealogist in France, Howard Cessna, Diana Cessna Sutor, Grace Boerner, Cheryl Cessna, Krista Cessna, Bill Cissna, Beulah Mae Moberly Smith and other USA genealogists, for their excellent research.
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