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Bessel Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; possibly from the name of a place or river.

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


Similar surnames: Wessel, Fessel, Jessel, Hessel, Kessel, Gessel, Ressel, Bensel

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Bessel Family Origin

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Bessel Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Expressman

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Hardware Merchant

    13%

In 1880, the most common Bessel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 13% of Bessel's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Expressman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bessel. A less common occupation for the Bessel family was Hardware Merchant.

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Bessel Historical Records

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Bessel Life Expectancy

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