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Wassell Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place in Worcestershire named Wasthills, from Old English weardsetl ‘guardhouse’.

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


Similar surnames: Hassell, Tassell, Vassell, Waddell, Haswell, Caswell, Wiswell, Asbell

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Where is the Wassell family from?

You can see how Wassell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wassell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wassell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Wassell family living in Arkansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Wassell's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Wassell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wassell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wassell. 23% of Wassell men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Wassell women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wassell were Farmer and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wassell 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 Wassell. 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 Wassell. For the veterans among your Wassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wassell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wassell in 1956 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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