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Dessel Name Meaning

German; Dutch (Van Dessel): possibly a habitational name from an unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Derse, Resser, Deibel, Kessen, Jesse, Meisel, Rossel, Nessel, Vessel

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Where is the Dessel family from?

You can see how Dessel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dessel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dessel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there were 3 Dessel families living in Lanarkshire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Dessel's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Dessel families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dessel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dessel. 39% of Dessel men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Dessel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dessel were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dessel 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 502 immigration records available for the last name Dessel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 368 military records available for the last name Dessel. For the veterans among your Dessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dessel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Dessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dessel in 1965 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

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