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

What did your Wessels ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter Joiner Heavy Wo and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wessels. 25% of Wessels men worked as a Carpenter Joiner Heavy Wo and 67% of Wessels women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wessels were Railway Clerk and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter Joiner Heavy Wo
    25%
  • Cocoa Dealer
    25%
  • Jig Tool Modification Clerk
    25%
  • Railway Clerk
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Incapacitated
    34%

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

Wessels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Wessels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessels 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wessels. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wessels. For the veterans among your Wessels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessels Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessels lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wessels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wessels in 1951 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessels 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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