Wissel Family History

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Wissel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named.

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


Similar surnames: Bisel, Wessel, Hassel, Weisel, Kessel, Wisner, Wismer, Wiesel, Kissel

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Wissel Family Origin

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Wissel Family Occupations

What did your Wissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wissel. 23% of Wissel men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Wissel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wissel were Proprietor and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%

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

Wissel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wissel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wissel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wissel in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wissel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wissel 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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