Fessel Family History

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Fessel Name Meaning

variant spelling of Fassel. perhaps occupational name for a maker of leather straps, from Middle High German vezzel ‘shackle’, ‘strap’.

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

Similar surnames: Kessel, Ressel, Feasel, Nessel, Gessel, Nesser, Hessel, Fassel, Esser

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Fessel Family Origin

Where is the Fessel family from?

Fessel Family Occupations

What did your Fessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fessel family was Farming. The most common Fessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Fessel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Drug Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fessel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Drug Store

  • Farming


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

Fessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fessel 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Fessel. 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 798 military records available for the last name Fessel. For the veterans among your Fessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Fessel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fessel in 1957 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fessel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fessel 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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