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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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Where is the Ressel family from?

You can see how Ressel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ressel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ressel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Ressel families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ressel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ressel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ressel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ressel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ressel. 30% of Ressel men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Ressel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ressel were Machinist and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Servant
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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