Cecil Family History

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Cecil Name Meaning

Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

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

Similar surnames: Cece, Cecilio, Peil, Cech, Seil, Cail, Keil, Reil, Heit, Lail

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Cecil Family Origin

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Cecil Family Occupations

What did your Cecil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cecil. 22% of Cecil men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Cecil women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cecil were Bricklayer and Trapper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Fisherman
  • Baker
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Nurse
  • Relieuse
  • Trapper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cecil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Cecil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cecil 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cecil. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Cecil. For the veterans among your Cecil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cecil Life Expectancy

What is the average Cecil lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cecil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cecil in 1944 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cecil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cecil 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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