Schissel Family History

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Schissel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker of dishes, probably of wood and hence a turner, from Middle High German schüssel, Yiddish shisl ‘dish’.

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

Similar surnames: Schindel, Schimmel, Schlussel, Schiefer, Schiebel, Schwebel, Schisel

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Schissel Family Origin

Where is the Schissel family from?

Schissel Family Occupations

What did your Schissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Confectioner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schissel. A less common occupation for the Schissel family was Laborer. The most common Schissel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schissel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Confectioner

  • Laborer


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

Schissel Historical Records

What Schissel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schissel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schissel 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Schissel. 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 266 military records available for the last name Schissel. For the veterans among your Schissel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schissel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schissel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Schissel in 1962 was 71, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schissel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schissel 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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