Wessells Family History

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Wessells Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch or German Wessels.

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

Similar surnames: Wessell, Kessell, Wessels, Hessell, Messerly, Kessel, Wesseler

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Wessells Family Origin

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Wessells Family Occupations

What did your Wessells ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Wessells. 25% of Wessells men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Installer
  • Labourer
  • Ranch

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wessells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wessells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wessells 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 275 immigration records available for the last name Wessells. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wessells. For the veterans among your Wessells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wessells Life Expectancy

What is the average Wessells lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wessells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wessells in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wessells

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wessells 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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