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Weisel Family History

Weisel Name Meaning

status name, from Middle High German wisel ‘leader’, ‘chief’. habitational name from any of several places so named in Hessen, the Rhineland, and Württemberg.

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


Similar surnames: Meisel, Weixel, Weidel, Weibel, Wessel, Weiden, Weiher, Leisen

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Where is the Weisel family from?

You can see how Weisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weisel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Weisel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Weisel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Weisel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Weisel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weisel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weisel. 14% of Weisel men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Weisel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weisel were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Weisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weisel 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 Weisel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Weisel. For the veterans among your Weisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weisel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Weisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Weisel in 1946 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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