Miskell Family History

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Miskell Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meisceall ‘descendant of Meiscill’, a personal name of unexplained etymology. See also Maxwell.

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

Similar surnames: Miskelly, Mckell, Missel, Miske, Haskell, Isbell, Mikel, Minkel

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Miskell Family Origin

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Miskell Family Occupations

What did your Miskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Miskell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Miskell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Miskell. A less common occupation for the Miskell family was Carpet Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpet Weaver


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

Miskell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Miskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miskell 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Miskell. 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 Miskell. For the veterans among your Miskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Miskell Life Expectancy

What is the average Miskell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Miskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Miskell in 1955 was 49, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Miskell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Miskell 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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