Nessel Family History

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Nessel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a waspish person, from Middle High German nezzel ‘nettle’. Dutch: variant of Nestel.

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

Similar surnames: Nestel, Kessel, Ressel, Nesser, Fessel, Hessel, Wessel, Lesser

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Nessel Family Origin

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Nessel Family Occupations

What did your Nessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nessel. 15% of Nessel men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Nessel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nessel were Machinist and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

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

Nessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nessel 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 677 immigration records available for the last name Nessel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nessel. For the veterans among your Nessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nessel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Nessel in 1955 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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