Harrell Family History

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Harrell Name Meaning

English: variant of Harold. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghail ‘descendant of Earghal’, a personal name with the same etymology as Fearghal (see Farrell).

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

Similar surnames: Farrell, Hurrell, Correll, Hartell, Harreld, Hairrell, Harrel

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Harrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harrell name?

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


  • Benin/Togo


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Harrell Family Origin

Where is the Harrell family from?

Harrell Family Occupations

What did your Harrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrell. A less common occupation for the Harrell family was Keeping House. The most common Harrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Harrell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Harrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Harrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrell. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Harrell. For the veterans among your Harrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Harrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harrell in 1942 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrell 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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