Mckell Family History

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Mckell Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of a Gaelic name beginning with Mac Giolla ‘son of the lad’ (see for example McElroy).

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

Similar surnames: Mcgill, Mckeel, Mcneil, Mcfall, Mackall, Mccoll, Mccall, Mckellar

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Mckell Family Origin

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Mckell Family Occupations

What did your Mckell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mckell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Mckell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mckell family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mckell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Machinist


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

Mckell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mckell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckell 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Mckell. 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 892 military records available for the last name Mckell. For the veterans among your Mckell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckell Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckell lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Mckell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mckell in 1960 was 76, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mckell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mckell 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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