Durrell Family History

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Durrell Name Meaning

English (Norman): nickname from a diminutive of Old French dur ‘hard(y)’.

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


Similar surnames: Burrell, Hurrell, Purcell, Darrell, Surrell, Sorrell, Tyrrell, Durell

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Durrell Family Origin

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Durrell Family Occupations

What did your Durrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Durrell. 28% of Durrell men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Durrell women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durrell were Scaler and Trained Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Scaler
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • School Teacher
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Trained Nurse
    20%

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

Durrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Durrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durrell 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 Durrell. 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 Durrell. For the veterans among your Durrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Durrell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Durrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Durrell in 1953 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durrell 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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