Kernell Family History

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Kernell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name formed with the common surname suffix -ell. The first element is unexplained, possibly from a place-name. English, Scottish, and northern Irish: unexplained; possibly a respelling of Scottish Kerneil, a habitational name from Carneil in Carnock, Fife.

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

Similar surnames: Carnell, Arnell, Cornell, Farnell, Fennell, Tennell, Knell, Garrell

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Kernell Family Origin

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Kernell Family Occupations

What did your Kernell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kernell. A less common occupation for the Kernell family was Farming. The most common Kernell occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Kernell's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Kernell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kernell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kernell 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 173 immigration records available for the last name Kernell. 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 267 military records available for the last name Kernell. For the veterans among your Kernell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kernell Life Expectancy

What is the average Kernell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kernell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kernell in 1954 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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