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Vensel Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wensel or Wenzel and apparently also of Czech Vencl a cognate of the latter German name.

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

Similar surnames: Sensel, Hensel, Rensel, Pensyl, Menzel, Mengel, Meisel, Wendel

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Where is the Vensel family from?

You can see how Vensel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vensel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Vensel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Vensel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Vensel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Vensel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vensel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vensel. 15% of Vensel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Vensel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vensel were New Worker and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vensel 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 209 immigration records available for the last name Vensel. 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 678 military records available for the last name Vensel. For the veterans among your Vensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vensel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Vensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Vensel in 1945 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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