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Guell Surname Meaning

German (Güll): from the personal name Aegilius a later form of Aegidius (see Giles ). South German and Swiss German (Güll): topographic name from Middle High German gülle ‘(swampy) puddle’. Compare Gull Catalan (Güell): habitational name from any of the places called Güell in particular in Girona and Lleida provinces Catalonia named with Latin vadellum ‘little ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Quell, Gell, Grell, Grill, Dell, Knell, Gill, Hell, Gull, Groll

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Where is the Guell family from?

You can see how Guell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Guell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Guell families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Guell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Guell families in 1911.
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What did your Guell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guell. 36% of Guell men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Guell women worked as a 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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Locomotive Engineer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Guell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guell 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Guell. 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 248 military records available for the last name Guell. For the veterans among your Guell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Guell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Guell in 1958 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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