Maskell Family History

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Maskell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Marshall, derived from an Anglo-Norman French form of Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’.

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

Similar surnames: Haskell, Castell, Maxwell, Gaskell, Mansell, Lasell, Manwell, Masker

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Maskell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maskell name?

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


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Maskell Family Origin

Where is the Maskell family from?

Maskell Family Occupations

What did your Maskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Maskell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Maskell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maskell. A less common occupation for the Maskell family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Maskell Historical Records

What Maskell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Maskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maskell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Maskell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Maskell. For the veterans among your Maskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maskell Life Expectancy

What is the average Maskell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Maskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Maskell in 1951 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maskell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maskell 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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