Quesnel Family History

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Quesnel Name Meaning

French: topographic name from a diminutive of Norman, Picard quesne ‘oak tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Pesnell, Quesnell, Jessel, Fehnel, Musel, Kessel, Kiesel, Gressel

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Quesnel Family Origin

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Quesnel Family Occupations

What did your Quesnel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Quesnel family was Tailor. Barber, Keeping House and Steam Boat Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quesnel. The most common Quesnel occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Quesnel's were Barbers.

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  • Barber

  • Keeping House

  • Steam Boat Man

  • Tailor


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

Quesnel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Quesnel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quesnel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Quesnel. 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 947 military records available for the last name Quesnel. For the veterans among your Quesnel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quesnel Life Expectancy

What is the average Quesnel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Quesnel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Quesnel in 1962 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quesnel

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