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Hassel Name Meaning

German: topographic name from has ‘marsh’ + lo ‘wooded lowland’, or a habitational name from a place so named (for example, in Hannover and Westphalia). Swedish (also Hässel): ornamental name from Swedish hassel ‘hazel’, or possibly a habitational name from a place name containing the element Hassel or Hässel. Belgian: habitational name from Hasselt in Belgian Limburg, Ophasselt in East Flanders, or Neerhasselt in Aalst, East Flanders; the place names denote the presence of hazel trees.

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


Similar surnames: Kassel, Hessel, Hasse, Halse, Hassell, Hessen, Hassett, Hansel

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Where is the Hassel family from?

You can see how Hassel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hassel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hassel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Hassel families living in North Carolina. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hassel's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Hassel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hassel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hassel. 15% of Hassel men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hassel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hassel were Carpenter and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hassel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hassel. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hassel. For the veterans among your Hassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hassel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hassel in 1947 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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