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Schell Family History

Schell Name Meaning
German: nickname for a loud or obstreperous person, from Middle High German schel ‘noisy’, ‘loud’.

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

421,240 Historical Documents with Schell on Ancestry.com
92,200 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,194 Military Records
8,023 Immigration Records
57,053 Census and Voter Lists
249,770 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schell Families

  • Number of Schell families
     198 - 394
     67 - 197
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schell families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Schell families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schell census records

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Schell Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Schell families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Schell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Schell

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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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Schell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schell census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Schell ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Schell Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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