Gunnell Family History

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Gunnell Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnilla, Gunnild, Old Norse Gunnhildr, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ + hild ‘strife’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages. Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mag Congail, a Donegal name more often Americanized as McGonigle. Respelling of German Günnel, from a short form of the Germanic personal names Gundram or Gundlach.

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


Similar surnames: Tunnell, Gunner, Fennell, Quinnell, Gunnett, Bunnell, Gingell

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Gunnell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gunnell name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Sweden

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Gunnell Family Origin

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Gunnell Family Occupations

What did your Gunnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gunnell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gunnell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gunnell family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunnell.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Gunnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Gunnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunnell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunnell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gunnell. For the veterans among your Gunnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunnell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gunnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gunnell in 1946 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunnell 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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