Wessling Family History

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Wessling Name Meaning

patronymic from the personal name Wessel. habitational name from Wessling near Munich or Wesseling near Cologne, or Wesselink in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Hessling, Welling, Wendling, Wissing, Werling, Tessin, Kissling

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Wessling Family Origin

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Wessling Family Occupations

What did your Wessling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wessling family was Barkeeper. Farmer, Laborer and Porter In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessling. The most common Wessling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wessling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Porter In Store

  • Barkeeper


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

Wessling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wessling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessling 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wessling. 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 Wessling. For the veterans among your Wessling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessling Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wessling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wessling in 1957 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessling 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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