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Engell Surname Meaning

North German and Danish: variant of Engel .

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


Similar surnames: Engel, Engels, Wenzell, Engelke, Angel, Gell, Angell, Gingell, Enge

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Where is the Engell family from?

You can see how Engell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Engell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Engell families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Engell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Engell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Engell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Engell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Engell. 20% of Engell men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Engell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engell were Mechanic and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Mechanic
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Engell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engell 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Engell. 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 382 military records available for the last name Engell. For the veterans among your Engell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Engell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Engell in 1953 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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