Munsell Family History

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Munsell Name Meaning

English: variant of Mansell. in some cases perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Munzel, a habitational name from a place so named near Hannover or from Monzel near Trier.

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

Similar surnames: Mansell, Pursell, Bursell, Fussell, Ansell, Rundell, Gunnell, Unsell

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Munsell Family Origin

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Munsell Family Occupations

What did your Munsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Munsell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Munsell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Munsell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Munsell.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Munsell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Munsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munsell 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Munsell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Munsell. For the veterans among your Munsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Munsell Life Expectancy

What is the average Munsell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Munsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Munsell in 1961 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Munsell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Munsell 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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