Oshel Family History

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Oshel Name Meaning

South German (Öschle): from a pet form of Alemannic Oschwald, from the personal name Oswald.

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

Similar surnames: Oshell, Oppel, Rishel, Roszel, Ohl, Ose, Osen, Osher, Moschel, Goshen

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Oshel Family Origin

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Oshel Family Occupations

What did your Oshel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oshel family was Laborer. The most common Oshel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Oshel's were Farmers. Farmer and Hotel Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oshel.

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  • Farmer

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Laborer


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

Oshel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oshel Life Expectancy

What is the average Oshel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oshel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oshel in 1963 was 68, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oshel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oshel 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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