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Zell Family History

Zell Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Zell. Compare Zelle.

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

86,252 Historical Documents with Zell on Ancestry.com
30,462 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,584 Military Records
2,169 Immigration Records
14,726 Census and Voter Lists
33,311 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Zell Families

  • Number of Zell families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zell families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Zell census records

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Zell Family Origin

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Zell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Zell 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 Zell

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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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Zell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Zell census records

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Zell Civil War Service Records

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