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Tassell Name Meaning

English (Kent):: probably a habitational name from Tessel in Calvados. from Middle English Old French tassel ‘fastener or clip for a mantle; tassel’ perhaps a nickname or occupational name for someone who made such clips or who ornamented fabric with tassels or who was distinguished by wearing tassels.

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

Similar surnames: Vassell, Wassell, Hassell, Trussell, Bissell, Rassel, Rossell

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Where is the Tassell family from?

You can see how Tassell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tassell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Tassell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 3 Tassell families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Tassell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tassell families in 1911.
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What did your Tassell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Tassell. 46% of Tassell 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Lumber Mercht
  • Fisher
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Tassell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tassell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tassell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tassell. For the veterans among your Tassell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tassell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tassell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tassell in 1962 was 75, and 96 in 2004.

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