Brassel Family History

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Brassel Name Meaning

French: from a variant of Old French bracel ‘bracelet’. French: from a derivative of Old French brace, a measure of length equivalent to two outstretched arms, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone whose job involved taking measurements. German: nickname for a glutton, from Swabian prasslen ‘to indulge or feast’.

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

Similar surnames: Rassel, Brussel, Brusse, Brasher, Grassel, Basse, Brasel, Grasse

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Brassel Family Origin

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Brassel Family Occupations

What did your Brassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brassel family was Boarding House. The most common Brassel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Brassel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brassel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Boarding House


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

Brassel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brassel 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 519 immigration records available for the last name Brassel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 512 military records available for the last name Brassel. For the veterans among your Brassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Brassel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Brassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Brassel in 1965 was 83, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brassel 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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