Possehl Family History

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Possehl Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of a personal name formed with Slavic bog ‘god’, for example Bogislaw.

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

Similar surnames: Postel, Passehl, Poeschl, Hessel, Rossell, Oswell, Ressel, Oshel

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Possehl Family Origin

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Possehl Family Occupations

What did your Possehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Possehl family was Gardener. The most common Possehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Possehl's were Farmers. Farmer, Undertaker and Cashier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Possehl.

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  • Farmer

  • Undertaker

  • Cashier

  • Gardener


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Possehl Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Possehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Possehl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Possehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Possehl in 1958 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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