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Whitsel Family History

Whitsel Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Weitzel or Witzel.

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

22,041 Historical Documents with Whitsel on Ancestry
4,274 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
763 Military Records
80 Immigration Records
5,305 Census and Voter Lists
11,619 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whitsel Families

  • Number of Whitsel families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whitsel families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Whitsel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Whitsel census records

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Whitsel Family Origin

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Whitsel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Whitsel

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Whitsel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whitsel census records

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Whitsel Civil War Service Records

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