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Whetsell Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wetzel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Whetsel, Wetzell, Whitsell, Wetsel, Wessell, Whetzel, Whitesell

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Where is the Whetsell family from?

You can see how Whetsell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whetsell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Whetsell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Whetsell families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Whetsell's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Whetsell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whetsell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whetsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whetsell. 36% of Whetsell men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Whetsell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whetsell were Farming and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laundress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Whetsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whetsell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 60 immigration records available for the last name Whetsell. 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 Cards

There are 618 military records available for the last name Whetsell. For the veterans among your Whetsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whetsell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Whetsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Whetsell in 1953 was 49, and 53 in 2004.

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