Idell Family History

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Idell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Idle. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Idl, a pet form of Jude. Possibly a respelling of German Eitel.

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

Similar surnames: Sidell, Gell, Adell, Deal, Udell, Sell, Hell, Ell, Dell, Bodell

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Idell Family Origin

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Idell Family Occupations

What did your Idell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Idell. 28% of Idell men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Idell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Idell were Manager and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Labor
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Housewife

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

Idell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Idell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Idell 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Idell. 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 443 military records available for the last name Idell. For the veterans among your Idell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Idell Life Expectancy

What is the average Idell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Idell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Idell in 1961 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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