Yell Name Meaning

English (Essex): unexplained; perhaps from the personal name Yuel, a form of the Biblical name Joel. Scottish (Shetland): from the name of the principal island of the Shetlands. According to Black, ‘Persons of this name in Shetland have changed to Dalziel, probably from the idea of its being more aristocratic, and spell Deyell or De Yell.’

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Hell, Pell, Nell, Ell, Sell, Gell, Tell, Well, Dell

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Yell Family Origin

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Yell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Teamster

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yell family was Teamster. The most common Yell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Yell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yell.

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Yell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Yell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Yell in 1951 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yell

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