Terrell Family History

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Terrell Name Meaning

English and Irish: 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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Terrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Terrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Terrell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Terrell Family Origin

Where is the Terrell family from?

Terrell Family Occupations

What did your Terrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Terrell. The most common Terrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Terrell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Terrell family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Terrell Historical Records

What Terrell family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Terrell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Terrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Terrell 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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