Fessel Family History

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Fessel Name Meaning

variant spelling of Fassel. perhaps occupational name for a maker of leather straps, from Middle High German vezzel ‘shackle’, ‘strap’.

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

Similar surnames: Kessel, Ressel, Feasel, Nessel, Gessel, Nesser, Hessel, Fassel, Esser

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Fessel Family Origin

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Fessel Family Occupations

What did your Fessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Waste Warehouseman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fessel. 34% of Fessel men worked as a Cotton Waste Warehouseman and 50% of Fessel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fessel were Wholesale Grocer And Provision Merchant and Secondary School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Waste Warehouseman
  • Refugee (traveller In Brushes)
  • Wholesale Grocer And Provision Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Ring Spinner
  • Secandon School
  • Secondary School Teacher

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

Fessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fessel 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Fessel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 798 military records available for the last name Fessel. For the veterans among your Fessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Fessel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fessel in 1957 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fessel

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