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Gell Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair, from Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’, Middle High German gel ‘yellow’, German gelb (see Geller). German: unexplained. English: from a short form of the personal name Julian. Variant of French Gille.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Gehl, Hell, Pell, Well, Nell, Ell, Gill, Fell, Gall

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Gell Family Origin

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Gell Family Occupations

What did your Gell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gell occupation in the USA was Laborer. 28% of Gell's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gell. A less common occupation for the Gell family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Laborer

    28%
  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Cigar Maker

    3%

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

Gell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gell. For the veterans among your Gell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gell in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gell 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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