Wesselman Family History

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Wesselman Name Meaning

elaborated form of Wessel. habitational name for someone from Wessel in Westphalia or Wesseln near Hildesheim. occupational name for a money changer, from Middle Low German wessele ‘trade’, ‘exchange’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Wesselmann, Kesselman, Esselman, Besselman, Musselman, Hasselman

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Wesselman Family Origin

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Wesselman Family Occupations

What did your Wesselman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wesselman. The most common Wesselman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wesselman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wesselman family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Huckster

  • Keeping House


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Wesselman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wesselman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wesselman 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Wesselman. 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 204 military records available for the last name Wesselman. For the veterans among your Wesselman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wesselman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wesselman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wesselman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wesselman in 1960 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wesselman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wesselman 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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