Cassell Family History

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Cassell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cassel or Castle. Altered spelling of German Kassel.

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

Similar surnames: Cassel, Castell, Kessell, Cabell, Cassels, Rassel, Hansell, Fussell

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Cassell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cassell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cassell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Cassell Family Origin

Where is the Cassell family from?

Cassell Family Occupations

What did your Cassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cassell occupation in Canada was Laborer. 38% of Cassell's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cassell family was Labourer. Laborer, Butcher Boy and Hostler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cassell.

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  • Laborer

  • Butcher Boy

  • Hostler

  • Labourer


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

Cassell Historical Records

What Cassell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Cassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cassell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cassell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Cassell. For the veterans among your Cassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cassell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cassell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cassell in 1945 was 20, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cassell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cassell 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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