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Teel Family History

Teel Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Thiel. Possibly also English or Scottish: variant spelling of Teal.

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

Similar surnames: Teer, Keel, Beel, Teal, Deel, Steel, Teem, Theel, Seel, Peel

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Where is the Teel family from?

You can see how Teel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Teel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Teel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Teel families living in Massachusetts. This was about 24% of all the recorded Teel's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Teel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Teel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Teel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Teel. 26% of Teel men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Teel women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Teel were Salesman and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Teel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Teel. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Teel. For the veterans among your Teel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Teel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Teel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Teel in 1947 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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