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Musselman Name Meaning

Swiss German (Müsselmann): probably an occupational name for a woodman, from Middle High German müsel ‘log’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Fusselman, Gunselman, Mussman, Muhleman, Wesselman, Inselman

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Where is the Musselman family from?

You can see how Musselman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musselman family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Musselman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 80 Musselman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Musselman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Musselman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Musselman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Musselman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Musselman. 19% of Musselman men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Musselman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musselman were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Musselman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Musselman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Musselman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Musselman. For the veterans among your Musselman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musselman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Musselman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Musselman in 1944 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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