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 1939, Butcher Salesman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jessel. 4% of Jessel men worked as a Butcher Salesman and 39% of Jessel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jessel were Company Director Of Extile Machinery Baber and Actress (professional)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher Salesman
  • Civil Servant
  • Colonel Retired Hm Army
  • Company Director Of Extile Machinery Baber

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Actress (professional)

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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jessel

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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