Driskell Family History

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Driskell Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Driscoll.

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

Similar surnames: Driskill, Driskel, Drisko, Frissell, Crispell, Drill, Briskey

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Driskell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Driskell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Driskell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Driskell Family Origin

Where is the Driskell family from?

Driskell Family Occupations

What did your Driskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Driskell. A less common occupation for the Driskell family was Farming. The most common Driskell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Driskell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Driskell Historical Records

What Driskell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Driskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Driskell 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Driskell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Driskell. For the veterans among your Driskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Driskell Life Expectancy

What is the average Driskell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Driskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Driskell in 1951 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Driskell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Driskell 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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