Mitchell Family History

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Mitchell Name Meaning

from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill.

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


Similar surnames: Kitchell, Michel, Michelle, Patchell, Winchell, Mitch, Witcher

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Mitchell Family Origin

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Mitchell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mitchell family was Farm Laborer. The most common Mitchell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mitchell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mitchell.

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Mitchell Historical Records

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Mitchell Life Expectancy

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Famous Mitchell Family

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