Channell Family History

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Channell Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an estuary, channel, or drain, Middle English chanel, Old French chanel (Latin canalis ‘canal’, ‘conduit’).

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

Similar surnames: Chappell, Carnell, Sandell, Castell, Cranwell, Cancel, Chancellor

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Channell Family Origin

Where is the Channell family from?

Channell Family Occupations

What did your Channell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, farm, Allant A L'Ecole and Collector Of Cu... were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Channell. The most common Channell occupation in Canada was Farm. 13% of Channell's were Farms. A less common occupation for the Channell family was Commercial Trade.

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  • Farm

  • Allant A L'Ecole

  • Collector Of Cu...

  • Commercial Trade


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Channell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Channell Historical Records

What Channell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Channell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Channell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Channell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Channell. For the veterans among your Channell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Channell Life Expectancy

What is the average Channell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Channell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Channell in 1954 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Channell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Channell 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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