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Whetsell Family History

Whetsell Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Wetzel.

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

21,652 Historical Documents with Whetsell on Ancestry.com
4,041 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
590 Military Records
42 Immigration Records
2,792 Census and Voter Lists
14,187 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whetsell Families

  • Number of Whetsell families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whetsell 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 Whetsell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Whetsell census records

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Whetsell Family Origin

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Whetsell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Whetsell

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Whetsell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whetsell census records

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Whetsell Civil War Service Records

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