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Wessels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wessel 1.

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


Similar surnames: Wessel, Wessells, Wesseler, Kessel, Wessell, Hessel, Ressel, Esters

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Wessels Family Origin

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Wessels Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farmer Son

    18%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wessels. The most common Wessels occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Wessels's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wessels family was Laborer.

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Wessels Historical Records

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Wessels Life Expectancy

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