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Gingell Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): possibly a nickname from Anglo-Norman French gengle a variant of jangle ‘gossip babbling bickering’. In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Gingel: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gingo (see Ging ). The surname Gingel is rare in Germany where it is found mainly in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gunnell, Windell, Engel, Gell, Lindell, Gorrell, Grindell, Kindell

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Where is the Gingell family from?

You can see how Gingell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gingell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gingell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 21 Gingell families living in Maryland. This was about 24% of all the recorded Gingell's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Gingell families in 1880.
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What did your Gingell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gingell. 35% of Gingell men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gingell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gingell were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Gingell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gingell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gingell in 1956 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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