Kassel Family History

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Kassel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place of this name in northeastern Hesse, so named from Frankish castella, cassela ‘fortification’, a military term from Late Latin castellum ‘fortified position’, ‘fort’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

Similar surnames: Hassel, Kessel, Kastel, Kassen, Kastl, Fassel, Kase, Kasser, Cassel

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Kassel Family Origin

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Kassel Family Occupations

What did your Kassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, (refugee) Builders Wholesale Merchant (not In Business) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kassel. 8% of Kassel men worked as a (refugee) Builders Wholesale Merchant (not In Business) and 60% of Kassel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kassel were Doctor Of Medicine Physician and None

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • (refugee) Builders Wholesale Merchant (not In Business)
  • Chemical Manufacturer
  • Clergyman Retired
  • Doctor Of Medicine Physician

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • (refugee) Unpd Domestic Duties
  • Artist Painter
  • None

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

Kassel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kassel 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 Kassel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kassel. For the veterans among your Kassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kassel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kassel in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kassel

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