Nell Family History

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Nell Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius. South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person. English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill.

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


Similar surnames: Hell, Pell, Ell, Nill, Noll, Well, Knell, Nelle, Tell, Bell

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Nell Family Origin

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Nell Family Occupations

What did your Nell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nell. 18% of Nell men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Nell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nell were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housework
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Nell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nell 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 Nell. 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 Nell. For the veterans among your Nell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nell Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nell in 1951 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

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