Missel Family History

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Missel Name Meaning

German: variant of Müssel, from a pet form of a short 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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Missel Family Origin

Where is the Missel family from?

Missel Family Occupations

What did your Missel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Missel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Missel's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Cigar Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Missel. A less common occupation for the Missel family was Cooper.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Cigar Store

  • Cooper


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

Missel Historical Records

What Missel family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Missel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Missel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Missel 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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