Hessell Family History

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Hessell Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Hazel. variant spelling of German Hessel.

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

Similar surnames: Hessel, Kessell, Wessell, Cassell, Gessel, Jessel, Fussell, Russell

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Hessell Family Origin

Where is the Hessell family from?

Hessell Family Occupations

What did your Hessell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessell. The most common Hessell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hessell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hessell family was Confectioner.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Carpenter

  • Confectioner


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

Hessell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hessell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessell 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Hessell. 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 395 military records available for the last name Hessell. For the veterans among your Hessell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessell Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessell lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Hessell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hessell in 1967 was 62, and 38 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessell 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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