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Tello Family History

Tello Name Meaning

Spanish and Aragonese: from the personal name Tello (see Tellez). Italian: from a short form of a personal name formed with this suffix, as for example Donatello, Moscatello, Otello.

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

Similar surnames: Lello, Mello, Bello, Tella, Tullo, Rullo, Zello, Tell, Tallo, Belle

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Where is the Tello family from?

You can see how Tello families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tello family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tello families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Tello families living in Ohio. This was about 58% of all the recorded Tello's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tello families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tello surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tello ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tello. 22% of Tello men worked as a Farm Laborer and 43% of Tello women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tello were Trimmer and Farm Laborer.

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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

  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Trimmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tello. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tello 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tello. 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 561 military records available for the last name Tello. For the veterans among your Tello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tello lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tello in 1945 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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