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Maisel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Meisel. This surname is widespread in eastern and central Europe. French: from Old French maisel ‘slaughterhouse’, ‘butcher’s shop’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a butcher’s shop or who worked in one.

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


Similar surnames: Meisel, Maizel, Maser, Mantel, Manser, Maier, Martel, Massey, Marvel

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Where is the Maisel family from?

You can see how Maisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maisel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Maisel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Maisel families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Maisel's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Maisel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maisel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maisel. 18% of Maisel men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Maisel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maisel were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Maisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maisel 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 Maisel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Maisel. For the veterans among your Maisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maisel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Maisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Maisel in 1955 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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