Wassell Family History

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Wassell Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place in Worcestershire named Wasthills, from Old English weardsetl ‘guardhouse’.

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

Similar surnames: Hassell, Tassell, Vassell, Waddell, Haswell, Caswell, Wiswell, Asbell

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Wassell Family Origin

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Wassell Family Occupations

What did your Wassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Charwoman and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wassell. The most common Wassell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Wassell's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Wassell family was Nail Maker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Charwoman

  • Clerk

  • Nail Maker


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

Wassell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wassell 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 Wassell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wassell. For the veterans among your Wassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wassell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wassell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wassell in 1956 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wassell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wassell 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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