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Rassel Surname Meaning

German: nickname for a hothead from Middle High German razzeln ‘to romp to rampage’ or a metonymic occupational name for a driver in a chase from the rattle (Rassel in German) used. Luxembourgish: possibly a derivative of Rasse from the ancient Germanic personal name Radizo (Rasso) derived from rad ‘counsel’. Alternatively perhaps a nickname from Old French rasel ‘measurement for grains and salt’.

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

Similar surnames: Ressel, Brassel, Sasse, Cassel, Fassel, Rachel, Rossel, Rasey, Brasel

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Where is the Rassel family from?

You can see how Rassel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rassel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rassel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Rassel families living in Staffordshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rassel's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Rassel families in 1891.
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What did your Rassel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rassel. 39% of Rassel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rassel women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rassel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rassel 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 576 immigration records available for the last name Rassel. 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 525 military records available for the last name Rassel. For the veterans among your Rassel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rassel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rassel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rassel in 1963 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

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