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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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Where is the Tyrrell family from?

You can see how Tyrrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tyrrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tyrrell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Tyrrell families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Tyrrell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tyrrell families in 1840.
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What did your Tyrrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tyrrell. 15% of Tyrrell men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Tyrrell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tyrrell were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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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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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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