Carnell Family History

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Carnell Name Meaning

English: apparently a metonymic occupational name for a crossbowman who specialized in fighting from the battlements of castles, from Anglo-Norman French carnel ‘battlement’, ‘embrasure’ (a metathesized form of crenel, Late Latin crenellus, a diminutive of crena ‘notch’). English: reduced form of Carbonell or Cardinal. Swedish: the second element -ell is a common suffix of Swedish surnames, taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius. The first element is unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Arnell, Cardell, Parnell, Carrell, Farnell, Castell, Carel

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Carnell Family Origin

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Carnell Family Occupations

What did your Carnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Carnell family was Not Given. School, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carnell. The most common Carnell occupation in Canada was School. 18% of Carnell's were Schools.

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  • School

    18%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Not Given

    9%

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Carnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Carnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Carnell. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Carnell. For the veterans among your Carnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Carnell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Carnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Carnell in 1952 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carnell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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