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Mitchell Family History

Mitchell Name Meaning
from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael.nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill.

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

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3,076,410 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
366,586 Military Records
294,293 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mitchell Families

  • Number of Mitchell families
     1,339 - 2,676
     447 - 1,338
     1 - 446
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mitchell families
     4,901 - 9,800
     1,634 - 4,900
     1 - 1,633
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mitchell families
     1,844 - 3,686
     615 - 1,843
     1 - 614
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mitchell Family Origin

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Mitchell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mitchell

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Mitchell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Mitchell Civil War Service Records

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