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Jessel Family History

Jessel Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Jessup. German: probably a topographic name from Czech jes(en) ‘ash tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Jesse, Jesser, Hessel, Ressel, Gessel, Kessel, Wessel, Kessen, Fessel

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Where is the Jessel family from?

You can see how Jessel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jessel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jessel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Jessel family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Jessel's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Jessel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jessel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jessel. 26% of Jessel men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Jessel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jessel were Laborer and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jessel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jessel. 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 758 military records available for the last name Jessel. For the veterans among your Jessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jessel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jessel in 1950 was 45, and 90 in 2004.

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