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Hessel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a pet form of Hess German: habitational name from any of the places called Hessel or Hesseln. Swedish: variant of Hassel . English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): variant of Hazel .

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


Similar surnames: Hassel, Ressel, Wessel, Kessel, Hensel, Jessel, Hessell, Heusel

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Where is the Hessel family from?

You can see how Hessel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hessel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hessel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Hessel families living in Yorkshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hessel's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hessel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hessel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hessel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hessel. 100% of Hessel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hessel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hessel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hessel. For the veterans among your Hessel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hessel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hessel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hessel in 1954 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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