Ressel Family History

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Ressel Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German rössel, diminutive of ros ‘charger’, ‘draft horse’. topographic name from Low German ressel ‘bitterling’, ‘fleabane’, ‘watercress’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’.

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

Similar surnames: Roessel, Rassel, Hessel, Kessel, Dressel, Wessel, Nessel, Resser

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Ressel Family Origin

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Ressel Family Occupations

What did your Ressel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ressel. The most common Ressel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ressel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ressel family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Ressel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ressel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ressel 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 769 immigration records available for the last name Ressel. 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 963 military records available for the last name Ressel. For the veterans among your Ressel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ressel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ressel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ressel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ressel in 1962 was 74, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ressel 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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