Gambrell Family History

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Gambrell Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably of French origin (see 2). Respelling of French Gambrelle, a reduced form of Gambarelle, a nickname denoting someone with long legs, from a derivative of gambe, Norman and Picard form of jambe ‘leg’.

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

Similar surnames: Garrell, Gaebel, Cambre, Mackrell, Campbell, Cabell, Gartrell

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Gambrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gambrell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Gambrell Family Origin

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Gambrell Family Occupations

What did your Gambrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gambrell family was Works On Farm. The most common Gambrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Gambrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gambrell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Housekeeping

  • Works On Farm


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

Gambrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gambrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gambrell 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 502 immigration records available for the last name Gambrell. 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 Gambrell. For the veterans among your Gambrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gambrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gambrell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gambrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gambrell in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gambrell 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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