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Tuel Name Meaning

Breton: from a personal name composed of the elements tut ‘people’ + wal ‘valor’. The name was borne by a Saint Tudal, who came from Britain and became one of the early saints of Brittany. French: southwestern variant of Tual, from an occupational name for a seller of pipes, Old French tuel.

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


Similar surnames: Tull, Turk, Gruel, Tavel, Hue, Turek, Axel, Tuft, Tye, Tukes

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Where is the Tuel family from?

You can see how Tuel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tuel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tuel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Tuel families living in Vermont. This was about 25% of all the recorded Tuel's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Tuel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tuel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tuel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tuel. 30% of Tuel men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Tuel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tuel were Labor 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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tuel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tuel 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Tuel. 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 Tuel. For the veterans among your Tuel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tuel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tuel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tuel in 1959 was 73, and 68 in 2004.

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