Debell Family History

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Debell Name Meaning

English: nickname from French debile ‘feeble’ (Latin debil, debilis).

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

Similar surnames: Ezell, Durell, Dewell, Decelle, Hebel, Rebel, Decell, Cabell, Duell

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Debell Family Origin

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Debell Family Occupations

What did your Debell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Debell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Debell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Wood Chopper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Debell. A less common occupation for the Debell family was (Tolle) Gate Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Wood Chopper

  • (Tolle) Gate Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Debell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Debell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Debell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 252 immigration records available for the last name Debell. 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 Card

There are 723 military records available for the last name Debell. For the veterans among your Debell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Debell Life Expectancy

What is the average Debell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Debell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Debell in 1963 was 72, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Debell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Debell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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