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Terrel Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Tyrrell . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Terrell, Herrel, Tirrell, Ferrel, Herrell, Carrel, Ferren, Perren

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Where is the Terrel family from?

You can see how Terrel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Terrel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Terrel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Terrel families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Terrel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Terrel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Terrel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Terrel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Terrel. 32% of Terrel men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Terrel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terrel 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
    32%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Cook
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Terrel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terrel 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 380 immigration records available for the last name Terrel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Terrel. For the veterans among your Terrel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Terrel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Terrel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Terrel in 1960 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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