Mansell Family History

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Mansell Name Meaning

(of Norman origin): habitational or regional name from Old French mansel ‘inhabitant of Le Mans or the surrounding area of Maine’. The place was originally named in Latin (ad) Ceromannos, from the name of the Gaulish tribe living there, the Ceromanni. The name was reduced to Celmans and then became Le Mans as a result of the mistaken identification of the first syllable with the Old French demonstrative adjective. status name for a particular type of feudal tenant, Anglo-Norman French mansel, one who occupied a manse (Late Latin mansa ‘dwelling’), a measure of land sufficient to support one family. some early examples, such as Thomas filius Manselli (Northumbria 1256), point to derivation from a personal name, perhaps the Germanic derivative of Mann 2 Latinized as Manzellinus.

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

Similar surnames: Ansell, Manser, Munsell, Maxwell, Mantel, Vassell, Manuel, Mundell

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Mansell Ethnicity Estimate

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Mansell Family Origin

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Mansell Family Occupations

What did your Mansell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mansell family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mansell. The most common Mansell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Mansell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Mansell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Mansell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mansell 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Mansell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mansell. For the veterans among your Mansell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mansell Life Expectancy

What is the average Mansell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mansell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mansell in 1950 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mansell 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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