Tyrrell Family History

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Tyrrell Name Meaning

perhaps from a Norman nickname for a stubborn person, from Old French tirel, used of an animal which pulls on the reins, a derivative of tirer ‘to pull’. Woulfe suggests that it may be from the personal name Thurold, Old Norse Thorvaldr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + valdr ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorrell, Barrell, Burrell, Torell, Thorell, Hurrell, Norrell, Truell

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Tyrrell Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Tyrrell Family Origin

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Tyrrell Family Occupations

What did your Tyrrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tyrrell. The most common Tyrrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Tyrrell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tyrrell family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Tyrrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Tyrrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tyrrell 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Tyrrell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Tyrrell. For the veterans among your Tyrrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tyrrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Tyrrell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tyrrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tyrrell in 1943 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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