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Ansell Name Meaning

English and German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Anselmus (see Anselm). Swedish: compound name composed of an unexplained first element (perhaps part of a place name) + the common surname ending -ell, which is from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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


Similar surnames: Antell, Mansell, Anselm, Rosell, Ansel, Angel, Ardell, Anselmi

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Where is the Ansell family from?

You can see how Ansell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ansell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ansell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Ansell families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Ansell's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ansell families in 1840.
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What did your Ansell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ansell. 17% of Ansell men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Ansell women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ansell were Carpenter and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ansell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ansell. For the veterans among your Ansell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ansell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ansell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ansell in 1957 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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