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Barkell Family History

Barkell Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained. Possibly an irregular variant of Birchall.

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


Similar surnames: Bardell, Bickell, Tarbell, Wardell, Bartell, Barrell, Barkett, Barke

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Where is the Barkell family from?

You can see how Barkell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barkell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barkell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Barkell families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Barkell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barkell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barkell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barkell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barkell. 39% of Barkell men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Barkell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barkell were Auto Mechanic and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Auto Mechanic
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Registered Nurse
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barkell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barkell 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Barkell. 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 263 military records available for the last name Barkell. For the veterans among your Barkell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barkell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Barkell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barkell in 1957 was 47, and 79 in 2003.

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