Kestel Family History

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Kestel Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kestle, a place in Cornwall, so named from Cornish castell ‘castle’, ‘village’, ‘rock’. German: habitational name from a place so called in Upper Franconia. Dutch: variant of Kessel.

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


Similar surnames: Kessel, Keitel, Kastel, Kettel, Kesten, Kosten, Beste, Bester, Hessel

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Kestel Family Origin

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Kestel Family Occupations

What did your Kestel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kestel family was Tailor. Farmer, Hugster and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kestel. The most common Kestel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Kestel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Hugster

    25%
  • Shoemaker

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%

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

Kestel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kestel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kestel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kestel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kestel in 1961 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kestel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kestel 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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