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Cecil Family History

Cecil Name Meaning
Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

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

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Name Distribution of Cecil Families

  • Number of Cecil families
     118 - 234
     40 - 117
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cecil families
     113 - 224
     38 - 112
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cecil families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cecil Family Origin

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Cecil Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cecil

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Cecil Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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