Nessel Family History

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Nessel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a waspish person, from Middle High German nezzel ‘nettle’. Dutch: variant of Nestel.

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


Similar surnames: Nestel, Kessel, Ressel, Nesser, Fessel, Hessel, Wessel, Lesser

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Nessel Family Origin

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Nessel Family Occupations

What did your Nessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Nessel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nessel family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nessel.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Butcher

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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

Nessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nessel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Nessel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nessel. For the veterans among your Nessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nessel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Nessel in 1955 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nessel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nessel 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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