Gell Family History

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Gell Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair, from Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’, Middle High German gel ‘yellow’, German gelb (see Geller). German: unexplained. English: from a short form of the personal name Julian. Variant of French Gille.

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

Similar surnames: Bell, Gehl, Hell, Pell, Well, Nell, Ell, Gill, Fell, Gall

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Gell Family Origin

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Gell Family Occupations

What did your Gell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gell. 34% of Gell men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Gell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gell were Calpaines and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Calpaines

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Dressmaker
  • Teacher

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

Gell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Gell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gell. 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 Gell. For the veterans among your Gell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gell in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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