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Meisel Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German meizel ‘lumberjack’, ‘wood cutter’. German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a mouse, from a diminutive of Middle High German mus, German Maus. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Mayzl, of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Meise, Leiser, Maisel, Mengel, Weisel, Meiser, Peiser, Heisel, Heibel

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Meisel Family Origin

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Meisel Family Occupations

What did your Meisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meisel family was Farming. The most common Meisel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Meisel's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meisel.

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Meisel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Meisel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meisel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Meisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meisel in 1940 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meisel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meisel 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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