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Roessel Name Meaning

German (also Rössel): possibly in some cases an occupational name for a horse dealer, from a diminutive of Middle High German röss ‘horse’; otherwise a habitational name from a house named with this word, for example zum weissen Rössl ‘at (the sign of) the little white horse’.

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


Similar surnames: Ressel, Roesser, Kessel, Roessler, Roesler, Roedel, Dressel, Stoessel

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Roessel Family Origin

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Roessel Family Occupations

What did your Roessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roessel family was Clerk In Dry Goods Store. The most common Roessel occupation in the USA was Baker. 15% of Roessel's were Bakers. Baker, Carpenter and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roessel.

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  • Baker

    15%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Cartman

    8%
  • Clerk In Dry Goods Store

    8%

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Roessel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roessel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Roessel. 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 Roessel. For the veterans among your Roessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roessel Life Expectancy

What is the average Roessel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Roessel in 1963 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roessel 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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