Cassel Family History

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Cassel Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Cassel in Nord, France. English: variant spelling of Castle. Americanized or older spelling of German Kassel.

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

Similar surnames: Cassell, Fassel, Cashel, Castel, Rassel, Casler, Castell, Kassel

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Cassel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cassel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cassel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Cassel Family Origin

Where is the Cassel family from?

Cassel Family Occupations

What did your Cassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cassel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cassel. The most common Cassel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Cassel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Cassel Historical Records

What Cassel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Cassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cassel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cassel. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Cassel. For the veterans among your Cassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Cassel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cassel in 1942 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cassel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cassel 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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