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Hurrell Family History

Hurrell Surname Meaning

English: nickname presumably for someone with shaggy or unkempt hair from a diminutive of Old French hure ‘hair’. Irish (Antrim): possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghail ‘descendant of Earghal’ a variant of Fearghal (see Farrell Arrell and Harrell ).

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


Similar surnames: Harrell, Burrell, Durrell, Correll, Surrell, Farrell, Herrell

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Where is the Hurrell family from?

You can see how Hurrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hurrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hurrell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 33 Hurrell families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Hurrell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hurrell families in 1911.
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What did your Hurrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hurrell. 59% of Hurrell 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
    59%
  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Gardener
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Hurrell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hurrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hurrell in 1943 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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