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Asbell Family History

Asbell Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Aspell, a habitational name from Aspall in Suffolk or Aspull in Greater Manchester. The first is named from Old English æspe ‘aspen’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘corner’; the second from Old English æspe + hyll ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Aspell, Isbell, Oswell, Castell, Haswell, Caswell, Lasell, Aubel

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Where is the Asbell family from?

You can see how Asbell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asbell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Asbell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Asbell families living in Kentucky. This was about 46% of all the recorded Asbell's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Asbell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Asbell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Asbell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Asbell. 30% of Asbell men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Asbell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asbell were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Asbell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Asbell. For the veterans among your Asbell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asbell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Asbell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Asbell in 1959 was 93, and 76 in 2004.

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