Kissel Family History

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Kissel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kusel.

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

Similar surnames: Missel, Kishel, Gissel, Kiesel, Kessel, Kissell, Kisiel, Nissen

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Kissel Family Origin

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Kissel Family Occupations

What did your Kissel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kissel. 19% of Kissel men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Kissel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kissel were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher

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

Kissel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Kissel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kissel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kissel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kissel. For the veterans among your Kissel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kissel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kissel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kissel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kissel in 1943 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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