Jessel Family History

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Jessel Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Jessup. German: probably a topographic name from Czech jes(en) ‘ash tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Jesse, Jesser, Hessel, Ressel, Gessel, Kessel, Wessel, Kessen, Fessel

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Jessel Family Origin

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Jessel Family Occupations

What did your Jessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Barrister Not In Practice, Clothes Dealer and Diamond Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jessel. A less common occupation for the Jessel family was Inspector Police. The most common Jessel occupation in the UK was Barrister Not In Practice. 13% of Jessel's were Barrister Not In Practices.

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  • Barrister Not In Practice

  • Clothes Dealer

  • Diamond Merchant

  • Inspector Police


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

Jessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jessel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jessel. 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 758 military records available for the last name Jessel. For the veterans among your Jessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Jessel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jessel in 1950 was 45, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jessel 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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