Mussell Family History

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Mussell Name Meaning

English (Southampton): metonymic occupational name for a seller of shellfish, from Middle English mussel ‘mussel’, ‘shellfish’ (Old English muscelle).

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

Similar surnames: Fussell, Bissell, Vessell, Trussell, Vassell, Hassell, Russell

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Mussell Family Origin

Where is the Mussell family from?

Mussell Family Occupations

What did your Mussell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Clerk In Store, At Home and Blaksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mussell. The most common Mussell occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 29% of Mussell's were Clerk In Stores. A less common occupation for the Mussell family was Druggist.

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  • Clerk In Store

  • At Home

  • Blaksmith

  • Druggist


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

Mussell Historical Records

What Mussell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Mussell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mussell 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Mussell. 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 739 military records available for the last name Mussell. For the veterans among your Mussell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mussell Life Expectancy

What is the average Mussell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mussell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mussell in 1958 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mussell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mussell 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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