Kassel Family History

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Kassel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place of this name in northeastern Hesse, so named from Frankish castella, cassela ‘fortification’, a military term from Late Latin castellum ‘fortified position’, ‘fort’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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


Similar surnames: Hassel, Kessel, Kastel, Kassen, Kastl, Fassel, Kase, Kasser, Cassel

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Kassel Family Origin

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Kassel Family Occupations

What did your Kassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kassel family was Furrier. The most common Kassel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Kassel's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kassel.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Furrier

    4%

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

Kassel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kassel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kassel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kassel. For the veterans among your Kassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kassel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kassel in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kassel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kassel 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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