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Missel Family History

Missel Name Meaning

German: variant of Müssel from a pet form of the personal name Hieronymus (see Jerome ).

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


Similar surnames: Kissel, Gissel, Hessel, Rishel, Massey, Mickel, Jessel, Nissen

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Where is the Missel family from?

You can see how Missel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Missel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Missel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Missel family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Missel's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Missel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Missel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Missel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Missel. 23% of Missel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Missel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Missel were Electrician and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Electrician
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
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What Missel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Missel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Missel 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Missel. 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 404 military records available for the last name Missel. For the veterans among your Missel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Missel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Missel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Missel in 1961 was 68, and 85 in 2004.

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