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Terrell Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Tyrrell .

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


Similar surnames: Terrill, Turrell, Terrel, Tirrell, Herrell, Ferrell, Merrell, Tyrell

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Where is the Terrell family from?

You can see how Terrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Terrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Terrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Terrell families living in Virginia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Terrell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Terrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Terrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Terrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Terrell. 20% of Terrell men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Terrell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terrell were Farm Laborer 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
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Terrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terrell 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Terrell. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Terrell. For the veterans among your Terrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Terrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Terrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Terrell in 1942 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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