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Angell Surname Meaning

English: variant of Angel . Norwegian (of German origin): habitational name from the placename Angeln in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. The surname is known in Norway from the 17th century. American shortened and altered form of Greek Angelis or of any other derivative of the personal name Angelos (see Angelos ). Compare Angel . Americanized form of German and Slovenian Angel and possibly also of the Croatian cognate Anđel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Angel, Antell, Ancell, Engel, Angello, Ansell, Mantell, Hansell

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Where is the Angell family from?

You can see how Angell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Angell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Angell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 45 Angell families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Angell's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Angell families in 1911.
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What did your Angell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Angell. 47% of Angell men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Student
    8%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Angell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Angell 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Angell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Angell. For the veterans among your Angell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Angell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Angell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Angell in 1941 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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