Mitchell Family History

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Mitchell Name Meaning

from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill.

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

Similar surnames: Kitchell, Michel, Michelle, Patchell, Winchell, Mitch, Witcher

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Mitchell Family Origin

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Mitchell Family Occupations

What did your Mitchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mitchell. 29% of Mitchell men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mitchell women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mitchell were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Teacher

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

Mitchell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Mitchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitchell 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 325,000 immigration records available for the last name Mitchell. 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 383,000 military records available for the last name Mitchell. For the veterans among your Mitchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mitchell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mitchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mitchell in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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