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Gessel Name Meaning

South German: probably a variant spelling of Gessele or Gessl, diminutives of Gasse ‘alley’, ‘side street’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley.

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


Similar surnames: Fessel, Jessel, Kessel, Ressel, Fassel, Gesser, Hessel, Gressel

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Gessel Family Origin

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Gessel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Catholic Priest

    7%
  • Farme

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Gessel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gessel's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Catholic Priest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gessel. A less common occupation for the Gessel family was Farme.

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Gessel Historical Records

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Gessel Life Expectancy

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