Zell Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Zell. Compare Zelle.

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


Similar surnames: Kell, Dell, Zelle, Bell, Zello, Pell, Sell, Gell, Deal, Ezell

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Zell Family Origin

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Zell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zell family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zell. The most common Zell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Zell's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Zell | Data not to scale

Zell Historical Records

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Zell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Zell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zell in 1952 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zell

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