Hassell Family History

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Hassell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hassall in Cheshire, named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Hætt ‘hat’ (or possibly from Old English hægtesse ‘witch’) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

Similar surnames: Haswell, Wassell, Hensell, Hassel, Tassell, Vassell, Haskell, Aspell

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Hassell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hassell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Hassell Family Origin

Where is the Hassell family from?

Hassell Family Occupations

What did your Hassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hassell. A less common occupation for the Hassell family was Keeping House. The most common Hassell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hassell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hassell Historical Records

What Hassell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Hassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hassell 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hassell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hassell. For the veterans among your Hassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hassell Life Expectancy

What is the average Hassell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hassell in 1941 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hassell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hassell 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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