Wessels Family History

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Wessels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wessel 1.

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


Similar surnames: Wessel, Wessells, Wesseler, Kessel, Wessell, Hessel, Ressel, Esters

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Wessels Family Origin

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Wessels Family Occupations

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  • Bookmaker

    25%
  • Corn Merchant

    25%
  • Diamond Cutter

    25%
  • Dock Gateman

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wessels family was Dock Gateman. Bookmaker, Corn Merchant and Diamond Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessels. The most common Wessels occupation in the UK was Bookmaker. 25% of Wessels's were Bookmakers.

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Wessels Historical Records

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Wessels Life Expectancy

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