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Visel Name Meaning

German: variant of Viesel, itself a variant of Fiesel (see Feasel).

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

Similar surnames: Gisel, Vasel, Viel, Viles, Kisel, Bisel, Eisel, Wiser, Vesel, Kisiel

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Where is the Visel family from?

You can see how Visel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Visel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Visel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Visel families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Visel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Visel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Visel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Visel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Visel. 23% of Visel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Visel women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Visel were Electrician and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
  • Seamstress
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What Visel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Visel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Visel 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 308 immigration records available for the last name Visel. 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 323 military records available for the last name Visel. For the veterans among your Visel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Visel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Visel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Visel in 1952 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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