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Kesselman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, from German Kessel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’ + the agent suffix -man(n). German (Kesselmann): habitational name from any of several places named Kessel in Bavaria, Rhineland, Pomerania, or Silesia (see Kessel).

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


Similar surnames: Wesselman, Kesselring, Kasselman, Wesselmann, Kelman, Esselman

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Where is the Kesselman family from?

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

What did your Kesselman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kesselman. 26% of Kesselman men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Kesselman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kesselman were Painter and Housewife.

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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%
  • Proprietor
    22%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    27%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kesselman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kesselman 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 Kesselman. 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 350 military records available for the last name Kesselman. For the veterans among your Kesselman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kesselman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kesselman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kesselman in 1962 was 77, and 89 in 2004.

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