Wessell Family History

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Wessell Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wessel.

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

Similar surnames: Wessels, Wessel, Kessell, Hessell, Wessells, Whetsell, Russell

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Wessell Family Origin

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Wessell Family Occupations

What did your Wessell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessell. A less common occupation for the Wessell family was Blacksmith. The most common Wessell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wessell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Wessell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wessell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessell 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 757 immigration records available for the last name Wessell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wessell. For the veterans among your Wessell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wessell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wessell in 1961 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessell 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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