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Edgell Surname Meaning

English (Somerset): variant of Edghill . English: rarely from the Middle English personal name Eggell (Old English Ecgel) a diminutive of names beginning with Ecg- (from ecg ‘sword’) though this is rare. Alternatively this name may also derive from the Middle English personal name Eggolf (Old English Ecgwulf from ecg ‘sword’ + wulf ‘wolf’) though again this is rare.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Edghill, Reddell, Elwell, Edgett, Ewell, Ledwell, Adwell, Edel, Dell

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Where is the Edgell family from?

You can see how Edgell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edgell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edgell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Edgell families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Edgell's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Edgell families in 1911.
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What did your Edgell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Edgell. 50% of Edgell men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Edgell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Edgell. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Edgell. For the veterans among your Edgell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edgell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edgell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Edgell in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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