History of your Surname
Get access to Questel family records.Start a free trial

Questel Family History

Questel Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Quesnel, Kestel, Nestel, Kuester, Estel, Quesnell, Quest, Bueltel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Questel family from?

You can see how Questel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Questel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Questel families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 11 Questel families living in Kent. This was about 69% of all the recorded Questel's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Questel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Questel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Questel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Strawworker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Questel. 63% of Questel men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Questel women worked as a Strawworker. .

View Census Data for Questel | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Strawworker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Questel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Questel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Questel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Questel

Passenger Lists

There are 840 immigration records available for the last name Questel. 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.

View all Questel immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 84 military records available for the last name Questel. For the veterans among your Questel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Questel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Questel family history

Discover More

What is the average Questel lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Questel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Questel in 1966 was 54, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Questel

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Questel family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial