Unsell Family History

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Unsell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Unseld, from Middle High German unsaelde ‘misfortune’, a nickname for a sad, unlucky person.

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

Similar surnames: Nell, Knell, Gesell, Munsell, Rundell, Pursell, Brunsell, Rosell

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Unsell Family Origin

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Unsell Family Occupations

What did your Unsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unsell. A less common occupation for the Unsell family was Keeping House. The most common Unsell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Unsell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Unsell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Unsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unsell 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 86 immigration records available for the last name Unsell. 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 224 military records available for the last name Unsell. For the veterans among your Unsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Unsell Life Expectancy

What is the average Unsell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Unsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Unsell in 1962 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Unsell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Unsell 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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