Wisell Family History

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Wisell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from an unexplained first element (possibly from a place name) + the common surname suffix -ell.

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

Similar surnames: Widell, Rosell, Wivell, Wadell, Wisely, Wikel, Will, Rishell, Biswell

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Wisell Family Origin

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Wisell Family Occupations

What did your Wisell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wisell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Wisell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisell. A less common occupation for the Wisell family was Carriage Woodworkman.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carriage Woodworkman


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

Wisell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wisell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisell 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 148 immigration records available for the last name Wisell. 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 209 military records available for the last name Wisell. For the veterans among your Wisell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wisell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wisell in 1955 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisell 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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