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Hessel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Hermann. Swedish: variant of Hassel. English: variant of Hazel. Dutch: from a derivative of a Germanic personal name, either from a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a derivative of Hermann (see Herman) or Hendrik (see Henry 1).

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


Similar surnames: Hassel, Ressel, Wessel, Kessel, Hensel, Jessel, Hessell, Heusel

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Hessel Family Origin

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Hessel Family Occupations

What did your Hessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brush Maker and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessel. A less common occupation for the Hessel family was Farming. The most common Hessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Hessel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Brush Maker

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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Hessel Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hessel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Hessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, Hessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hessel in 1954 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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