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 1881, the most common Cecil occupation in Canada was Dress Maker. 50% of Cecil's were Dress Makers. Dress Maker and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cecil.

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  • Dress Maker

    50%
  • Grocer

    50%

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Cecil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

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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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