Vessell Family History

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Vessell Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of household vessels, from Middle English vessele, from Old French vessell(e) ‘vessell’.

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

Similar surnames: Vassell, Bissell, Mussell, Fussell, Kessel, Tassell, Wassell, Hassell

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Vessell Family Origin

Where is the Vessell family from?

Vessell Family Occupations

What did your Vessell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, At Home, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vessell. The most common Vessell occupation in the USA was At Home. 17% of Vessell's were At Homes. A less common occupation for the Vessell family was Farming.

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  • At Home

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Vessell Historical Records

What Vessell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vessell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vessell 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 124 immigration records available for the last name Vessell. 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 306 military records available for the last name Vessell. For the veterans among your Vessell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vessell Life Expectancy

What is the average Vessell lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Vessell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Vessell in 1960 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vessell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vessell 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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