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Gessel Family History

Gessel Name Meaning
South German: probably a variant spelling of Gessele or Gessl, diminutives of Gasse ‘alley’, ‘side street’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley.

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

19,109 Historical Documents with Gessel on Ancestry.com
5,994 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
392 Military Records
461 Immigration Records
2,137 Census and Voter Lists
10,125 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gessel Families

  • Number of Gessel families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gessel families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gessel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gessel census records

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Gessel Family Origin

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Gessel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gessel

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Gessel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gessel census records

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Gessel Civil War Service Records

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