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Durrell Name Meaning

English: variant of Dorrell .

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


Similar surnames: Burrell, Hurrell, Purcell, Darrell, Surrell, Sorrell, Tyrrell, Durell

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Where is the Durrell family from?

You can see how Durrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Durrell families living in Maine. This was about 61% of all the recorded Durrell's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Durrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Durrell. 33% of Durrell men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Durrell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durrell were Truck Driver and Nursing. .

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Nursing
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Durrell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Durrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Durrell in 1953 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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