Rassel Family History

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Rassel Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Ras(s)ell or Razzell (unexplained). German: nickname for a hothead, from Middle High German razzeln ‘to romp’, ‘rampage’. Dutch and Luxembourgois: perhaps from the Germanic personal name Raas, but more probably from French Rossel.

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

Similar surnames: Ressel, Brassel, Sasse, Cassel, Fassel, Rachel, Rossel, Rasey, Brasel

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Rassel Family Origin

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Rassel Family Occupations

What did your Rassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rassel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Rassel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rassel family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rassel.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Rassel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rassel 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 576 immigration records available for the last name Rassel. 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 525 military records available for the last name Rassel. For the veterans among your Rassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Rassel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rassel in 1963 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rassel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rassel 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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