Gissel Family History

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Gissel Name Meaning

North German and Danish: from a Germanic personal name based on gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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

Similar surnames: Giesel, Kissel, Missel, Kiesel, Hessel, Gisel, Gessel, Nissen, Wissel

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Gissel Family Origin

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Gissel Family Occupations

What did your Gissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bread Baker and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gissel. The most common Gissel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Gissel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gissel family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Bread Baker

  • Brewer

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Gissel Historical Records

What Gissel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gissel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gissel 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 436 immigration records available for the last name Gissel. 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 360 military records available for the last name Gissel. For the veterans among your Gissel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gissel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gissel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gissel in 1965 was 64, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gissel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gissel 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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