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Wissel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named.

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

Similar surnames: Bisel, Wessel, Hassel, Weisel, Kessel, Wisner, Wismer, Wiesel, Kissel

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Where is the Wissel family from?

You can see how Wissel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wissel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wissel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wissel families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wissel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wissel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wissel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wissel. 23% of Wissel men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Wissel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wissel were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wissel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wissel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wissel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wissel. For the veterans among your Wissel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wissel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wissel in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

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