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Wessel Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner. German: habitational name from Wessel in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Hessel, Ressel, Kessel, Wessels, Weisel, Wendel, Jessel, Nessel

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Wessel Family Origin

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Wessel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wessel family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessel. The most common Wessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Wessel's were Farmers.

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Wessel Historical Records

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Wessel Life Expectancy

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Famous Wessel Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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