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Wessels Family History

Wessels Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wessel 1.

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

168,723 Historical Documents with Wessels on Ancestry.com
61,895 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,624 Military Records
5,726 Immigration Records
13,442 Census and Voter Lists
84,036 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wessels Families

  • Number of Wessels families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wessels families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wessels last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wessels census records

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Wessels Family Origin

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Wessels Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wessels

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Wessels Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wessels census records

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Wessels Civil War Service Records

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