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Tennell Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Dähnel, from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with dan- (also contained in the ethnic name Dane); alternatively, Dannehl is a short form of Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Gunnell, Fennell, Tunnell, Pendell, Kernell, Pesnell, Hennelly

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Tennell Family Origin

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Tennell Family Occupations

What did your Tennell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tennell family was Engineer. The most common Tennell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Tennell's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tennell.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    5%
  • Engineer

    5%

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

Tennell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tennell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tennell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tennell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tennell. For the veterans among your Tennell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tennell Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tennell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Tennell in 1963 was 66, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tennell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tennell 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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