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Rossel Name Meaning

French Dutch and Flemish: nickname for a red-haired man from a diminutive of Old French and Dutch ros ‘red’. Hispanic: probably an altered form of Catalan Rossell . German (Rössel): see Roessel . German: habitational name from Rossel in North Rhine-Westphalia. German: variant of Ross . English (of Norman origin): rare variant of Rossell .

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


Similar surnames: Rossell, Rossey, Rassel, Ressel, Roussel, Rosel, Rogel, Russell

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Where is the Rossel family from?

You can see how Rossel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Rossel families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rossel's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Rossel families in 1840.
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What did your Rossel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rossel. 22% of Rossel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rossel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossel were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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
    22%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Inspector
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rossel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rossel. For the veterans among your Rossel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rossel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rossel in 1955 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

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