Skeel Family History

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Skeel Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buckets, from Middle English skele, skeyll ‘wooden bucket’.

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

Similar surnames: Seel, Keel, Seed, Steele, Steer, Sell, Skerl, Keil, Segel, Speer

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Skeel Family Origin

Where is the Skeel family from?

Skeel Family Occupations

What did your Skeel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Skeel family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skeel. The most common Skeel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Skeel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Skeel Historical Records

What Skeel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Skeel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skeel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Skeel

Passenger List

There are 393 immigration records available for the last name Skeel. 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 631 military records available for the last name Skeel. For the veterans among your Skeel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skeel Life Expectancy

What is the average Skeel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Skeel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Skeel in 1951 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skeel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skeel 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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