Fassel Family History

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Fassel Name Meaning

South German: from a dialect diminutive of Fass ‘cask’, ‘barrel’; probably a nickname for a short, rotund person, or a habitational name for someone living at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a barrel. In some cases it may be an Americanized spelling of Fässle or Fassl, of like meaning and application.

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

Similar surnames: Cassel, Fasel, Fass, Rassel, Fasse, Gessel, Kassel, Fessel, Hassel

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Fassel Family Origin

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Fassel Family Occupations

What did your Fassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fassel occupation in the USA was Butcher. 22% of Fassel's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Fassel family was Laborer. Butcher, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fassel.

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  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Fassel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fassel 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Fassel. 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 453 military records available for the last name Fassel. For the veterans among your Fassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fassel Life Expectancy

What is the average Fassel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fassel in 1957 was 62, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fassel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fassel 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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