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Kessel Name Meaning

English: variant of Kestel. German: from Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, or alternatively a topographic and habitational name, from the same word in the sense ‘(ring-shaped) hollow’. Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from any of the places so named in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Limburg or the Dutch province of North Brabant.

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


Similar surnames: Kestel, Kassel, Ressel, Fessel, Kesel, Hessel, Nessel, Wessel, Keitel

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Kessel Family Origin

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Kessel Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Kessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kessel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kessel family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kessel.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    3%

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Kessel Historical Records

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Kessel Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Kessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kessel in 1945 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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