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Wordell Family History

Wordell Name Meaning

English: variant of Wardle . Americanized form of German Wördel (or of some other like-sounding surname): unexplained. The surname Wördel is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Wardell, Woodell, Cordell, Sorell, Bordwell, Morell, Worrall, Wadell

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Where is the Wordell family from?

You can see how Wordell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wordell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wordell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Wordell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 84% of all the recorded Wordell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Wordell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wordell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wordell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wordell. 15% of Wordell men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Wordell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wordell were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    31%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wordell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wordell 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Wordell. 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 732 military records available for the last name Wordell. For the veterans among your Wordell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wordell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wordell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wordell in 1953 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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