Wesselmann Family History

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Wesselmann Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Wessel in Saxony or from a place named with Middle Low German wessele ‘exchange’, ‘trade’. from a pet form of the personal name Werner, which in the forms Wessela and Wessle is also recorded as a female and a Jewish personal name in th Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Wesselman, Kesselman, Westermann, Esselman, Wesemann, Wasserman

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Wesselmann Family Origin

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Wesselmann Family Occupations

What did your Wesselmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wesselmann family was Huckster. Farmer, Franciscan Sisters and Furniture Manufac. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wesselmann. The most common Wesselmann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Wesselmann's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Franciscan Sisters

  • Furniture Manufac.

  • Huckster


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Wesselmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 548 census records available for the last name Wesselmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wesselmann 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Wesselmann. 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 179 military records available for the last name Wesselmann. For the veterans among your Wesselmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wesselmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Wesselmann lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Wesselmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wesselmann in 1965 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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