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Fassel Surname Meaning

South German: from a dialect diminutive of Fass ‘cask barrel’; probably a nickname for a short rotund person or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a barrel. In some cases it may be an Americanized form of Fässle or Fassl of like meaning and application.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cassel, Fasel, Fass, Rassel, Fasse, Gessel, Kassel, Fessel, Hassel

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Where is the Fassel family from?

You can see how Fassel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fassel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Fassel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Fassel families living in Yorkshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Fassel's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Fassel families in 1891.
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What did your Fassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fassel. 28% of Fassel men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Fassel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fassel were Owner and Housework. .

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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
    28%
  • Foreman
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Owner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fassel 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Fassel. 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 453 military records available for the last name Fassel. For the veterans among your Fassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fassel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fassel in 1957 was 62, and 83 in 2004.

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