Gorrell Family History

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Gorrell Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’ (from Old French gorel ‘pig’). from the Old English personal name Garwulf, composed of the elements gar ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’. habitational name from any of various places named with Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, such as Gorwell in Essex and Dorset, or Gorrell in Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Orrell, Barrell, Worrell, Garrell, Cornell, Tyrrell, Burrell, Corbell

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Gorrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gorrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gorrell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gorrell Family Origin

Where is the Gorrell family from?

Gorrell Family Occupations

What did your Gorrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gorrell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Gorrell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gorrell family was Mail Clerk. Farmer, Farmer Son and Machinest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorrell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Machinest

  • Mail Clerk


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

Gorrell Historical Records

What Gorrell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Gorrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorrell 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 Gorrell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gorrell. For the veterans among your Gorrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorrell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gorrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gorrell in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorrell 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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