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Dunnell Name Meaning

English: variant of Dunwell .

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

Similar surnames: Durnell, Funnell, Gunnell, Hunnell, Dunwell, Bunnell, Durell, Tunnell

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Where is the Dunnell family from?

You can see how Dunnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunnell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Dunnell families living in Maine. This was about 38% of all the recorded Dunnell's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Dunnell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dunnell. 29% of Dunnell men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Dunnell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunnell were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dunnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunnell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunnell. 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 799 military records available for the last name Dunnell. For the veterans among your Dunnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunnell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dunnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Dunnell in 1958 was 59, and 64 in 2004.

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