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Gessel Name Meaning

South German: probably a variant spelling of Gessele or Gessl, diminutives of Gasse ‘alley’, ‘side street’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley.

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


Similar surnames: Fessel, Jessel, Kessel, Ressel, Fassel, Gesser, Hessel, Gressel

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Gessel Family Origin

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Gessel Family Occupations

What did your Gessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gessel family was Farme. The most common Gessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gessel's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Catholic Priest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gessel.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Catholic Priest

    7%
  • Farme

    7%

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Gessel Historical Records

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Gessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gessel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, Gessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gessel in 1958 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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