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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nell. 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.

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Nell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nell

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