Spell Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps a habitational name from Spelle (see Speller).

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


Similar surnames: Spells, Shell, Speller, Stell, Pell, Aspell, Sell, Zell, Knell, Soll

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Spell Family Origin

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Spell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Spell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Spell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spell.

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Spell Historical Records

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Spell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Spell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spell in 1943 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spell

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