Whetsell Family History

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Whetsell Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wetzel.

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


Similar surnames: Whetsel, Wetzell, Whitsell, Wetsel, Wessell, Whetzel, Whitesell

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Whetsell Family Origin

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Whetsell Family Occupations

What did your Whetsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Whetsell. 21% of Whetsell men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Whetsell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whetsell were Carpenter and Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    4%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Laundress
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

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

Whetsell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Whetsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whetsell 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 60 immigration records available for the last name Whetsell. 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 618 military records available for the last name Whetsell. For the veterans among your Whetsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whetsell Life Expectancy

What is the average Whetsell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Whetsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Whetsell in 1953 was 49, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whetsell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whetsell 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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