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Cassel Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Cassel in Nord, France. English: variant spelling of Castle. Americanized or older spelling of German Kassel.

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

Similar surnames: Cassell, Fassel, Cashel, Castel, Rassel, Casler, Castell, Kassel

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Where is the Cassel family from?

You can see how Cassel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cassel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cassel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 87 Cassel families living in Ontario. This was about 95% of all the recorded Cassel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cassel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cassel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saylor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cassel. 39% of Cassel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Cassel women worked as a Saylor. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saylor
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Cassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cassel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cassel. 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 Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Cassel. For the veterans among your Cassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cassel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cassel in 1942 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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