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Scannell Family History

Scannell Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannail ‘descendant of Scannal’, a byname meaning ‘contention’.

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

88,479 Historical Documents with Scannell on Ancestry.com
38,221 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,511 Military Records
5,130 Immigration Records
22,411 Census and Voter Lists
19,206 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scannell Families

  • Number of Scannell families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scannell families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scannell families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scannell census records

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Scannell Family Origin

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Scannell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Scannell families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Scannell

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Scannell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scannell census records

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Scannell Civil War Service Records

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