Lyell Family History

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Lyell Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Lyall.

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


Similar surnames: Lyle, Lyall, Idell, Sell, Lasell, Rydell, Labell, Yehl, Tyrell

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Lyell Family Origin

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Lyell Family Occupations

What did your Lyell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lyell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Lyell's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and City Marshall were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyell. A less common occupation for the Lyell family was Clerk In Dry Good Store.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • City Marshall

    3%
  • Clerk In Dry Good Store

    3%

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

Lyell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lyell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Lyell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lyell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lyell. For the veterans among your Lyell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyell Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyell lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lyell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Lyell in 1960 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyell 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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