Ezell Family History

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Ezell Name Meaning

English: of unknown origin. The name was well established in the Carolinas by the mid 18th century. In one branch of the family the name was changed to Israel; this is a derivative, not the origin. Americanized form (under French influence) of German Esel, a nickname from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’.

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

Similar surnames: Hell, Knell, Gell, Edel, Gesell, Dell, Ebell, Quell, Zelle, Krell

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Ezell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ezell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ezell. 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


  • France


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Ezell Family Origin

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Ezell Family Occupations

What did your Ezell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ezell family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ezell. The most common Ezell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ezell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Ezell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Ezell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ezell 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 811 immigration records available for the last name Ezell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Ezell. For the veterans among your Ezell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ezell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ezell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ezell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ezell in 1942 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ezell 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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