Hessel Family History

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Hessel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Hermann. Swedish: variant of Hassel. English: variant of Hazel. Dutch: from a derivative of a Germanic personal name, either from a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a derivative of Hermann (see Herman) or Hendrik (see Henry 1).

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

Similar surnames: Hassel, Ressel, Wessel, Kessel, Hensel, Jessel, Hessell, Heusel

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Hessel Family Origin

Where is the Hessel family from?

Hessel Family Occupations

What did your Hessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Canal Waterman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessel. The most common Hessel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 22% of Hessel's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hessel family was Lamp Lighter For Local Bd.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Canal Waterman

  • Farmer

  • Lamp Lighter For Local Bd


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

Hessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hessel. 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 Hessel. For the veterans among your Hessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hessel in 1954 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessel 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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