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Vassell Family History

Vassell Name Meaning

English: status name for a servant or nobleman who was under the protection of a king or powerful lord, Middle English, Old French vassal (Late Latin vazallus). In the U.S. this is a mainly southern name.

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


Similar surnames: Vessell, Tassell, Hassell, Wassell, Castell, Vassallo, Bissell

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Where is the Vassell family from?

You can see how Vassell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vassell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vassell families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Vassell family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Vassell's in the USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Vassell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vassell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vassell. 25% of Vassell men worked as a Cook.

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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

  • Cook
    25%
  • Manager
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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What Vassell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 862 census records available for the last name Vassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vassell 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Vassell. 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 197 military records available for the last name Vassell. For the veterans among your Vassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vassell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Vassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Vassell in 1959 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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