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Find more Wessell relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 71 less people named Wessell in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 759 people named Wessell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Wessell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 688 people named Wessell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 62 women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 88
  • 51% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,816
  • For 344 females, Anna was the most common name

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As Wessell families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 237 were first-generation Americans
  • 13% were born in foreign countries
  • 31% were first-generation Americans