Beissel Family History

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Beissel Name Meaning

German (Swabian): from the Swabian word for a breeding boar, hence a nickname for someone who kept such an animal or was thought to resemble one in some way.

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

Similar surnames: Beisser, Meisel, Brassel, Kessel, Beisler, Weisser, Bissell, Beise

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Beissel Family Origin

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Beissel Family Occupations

What did your Beissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beissel family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beissel. The most common Beissel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Beissel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper

  • Laborer


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Beissel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beissel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beissel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Beissel. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beissel. For the veterans among your Beissel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beissel Life Expectancy

What is the average Beissel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Beissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beissel in 1956 was 56, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beissel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beissel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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