Gressel Family History

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Gressel Name Meaning

diminutive of Gress 1. nickname for a big person, from a variant of grössl, a diminutive of gross ‘big’. variant of Grässel (see Grassel). variant of the personal name Erasmus, Latinized form of Greek Erasmos, a derivative of eran ‘to love’. St. Erasmus (died 303) was a bishop of Formiae in Campania, martyred under Diocletian; he is numbered among the Fourteen Holy Helpers and is a patron of sailors.

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


Similar surnames: Ressel, Dressel, Grosser, Grassel, Kresse, Gessel, Brassel, Rassel

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Gressel Family Origin

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Gressel Family Occupations

What did your Gressel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gressel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Gressel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gressel family was Miller. Farmer, Keeping Hotel and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gressel.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Keeping Hotel

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Miller

    9%

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Gressel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gressel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gressel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gressel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gressel. For the veterans among your Gressel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gressel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gressel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gressel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gressel in 1963 was 68, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gressel 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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