Gissel Family History

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Gissel Name Meaning

North German and Danish: from a Germanic personal name based on gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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


Similar surnames: Giesel, Kissel, Missel, Kiesel, Hessel, Gisel, Gessel, Nissen, Wissel

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Gissel Family Origin

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Gissel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Bread Baker

    9%
  • Brewer

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%

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In 1880, Farmer, Bread Baker and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gissel. The most common Gissel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Gissel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gissel family was Cabinet Maker.

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Gissel Historical Records

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Gissel Life Expectancy

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