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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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Where is the Hassell family from?

You can see how Hassell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hassell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hassell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Hassell families living in Tennessee. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hassell's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hassell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hassell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hassell. 20% of Hassell men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hassell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hassell were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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What Hassell family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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