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Where is the Wessel family from?
You can see how Wessel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wessel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wessel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wessel families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Wessel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wessel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wessel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wessel. 22% of Wessel men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Wessel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wessel were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .