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Kassel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place of this name in northeastern Hesse, so named from Frankish castella, cassela ‘fortification’, a military term from Late Latin castellum ‘fortified position’, ‘fort’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

Similar surnames: Hassel, Kessel, Kastel, Kassen, Kastl, Fassel, Kase, Kasser, Cassel

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Where is the Kassel family from?

You can see how Kassel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kassel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kassel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there were 2 Kassel families living in Fife. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kassel's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Kassel families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kassel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kassel. 13% of Kassel men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Kassel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kassel were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kassel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kassel. For the veterans among your Kassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kassel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kassel in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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