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 1880, a less common occupation for the Nell family was Butcher. The most common Nell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Nell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nell.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Nell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Nell lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nell 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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