Bessel Family History

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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

What did your Bessel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Expressman

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Hardware Merchant

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bessel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bessel 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 Bessel. 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 Bessel. For the veterans among your Bessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bessel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bessel in 1963 was 74, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bessel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bessel 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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