Telle Family History

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Telle Name Meaning

North German: variant of Tell 2 or 3. Belgian French: topographic name from Old French teil ‘lime tree’, ‘linden’ (Latin tilia).

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

Similar surnames: Tell, Melle, Pelle, Teller, Selle, Welle, Helle, Nelle, Tolle, Jelle

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Telle Family Origin

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Telle Family Occupations

What did your Telle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Telle family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Telle occupation in the USA was Preacher. 13% of Telle's were Preachers. Preacher, At Home and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Telle.

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  • Preacher

  • At Home

  • Barber

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Telle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Telle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Telle 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 792 immigration records available for the last name Telle. 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 829 military records available for the last name Telle. For the veterans among your Telle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Telle Life Expectancy

What is the average Telle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Telle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Telle in 1963 was 65, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Telle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Telle 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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