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Ansel Name Meaning

French: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Anselme (see Anselm). English: variant spelling of Ansell.

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


Similar surnames: Ancel, Anselm, Hansel, Ansell, Angel, Amsel, Mansel, Daniel, Engel

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Where is the Ansel family from?

You can see how Ansel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ansel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ansel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Ansel families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ansel's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Ansel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ansel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ansel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ansel. 20% of Ansel men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Ansel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ansel were Proprietor and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Ansel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ansel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 891 immigration records available for the last name Ansel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ansel. For the veterans among your Ansel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ansel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ansel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ansel in 1957 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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