Jelle Family History

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Jelle Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a variant of Jelley. German and Frisian: from a Germanic personal name composed with gelt-, cognate with the verb gelten ‘sacrifice’, ‘repay’. Norwegian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Helle, Jelley, Selle, Nelle, Welle, Gille, Pelle, Yelle, Jehle, Gell

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Jelle Family Origin

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Jelle Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Jelle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Jelle's were Farmers. Farmer and Embroiderer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jelle.

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  • Farmer

  • Embroiderer


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Jelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelle 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Jelle. 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 186 military records available for the last name Jelle. For the veterans among your Jelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jelle Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Jelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jelle in 1964 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jelle 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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