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Roessel Surname Meaning

German (Rössel): nickname or perhaps an occupational name for a horse dealer from Middle High German rossel a diminutive of ros ‘charger draft horse’; otherwise a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named with this word for example Zum weissen Rössl (‘At the Little White Horse’). Compare Rossel . German (Rössel): habitational name from Rössel in East Prussia. Compare Rossel . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic; Rössel): from a diminutive of German Ross ‘horse’ one of surnames assigned at random by Austrian clerks.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Roessel family from?

You can see how Roessel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roessel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Roessel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Roessel families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Roessel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Roessel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roessel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Roessel. 23% of Roessel men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Machinist
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 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 Lists

There are 553 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 Cards

There are 525 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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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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