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Scannell Family History

Scannell Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannail ‘descendant of Scannal’ a byname meaning ‘contention’. Compare Scanlon . English: possibly a variant of Scammell .

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

Similar surnames: Connell, Mcannally, Mcdonnell, Carnell, Sawtell, Scammell, Stansell

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Where is the Scannell family from?

You can see how Scannell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scannell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scannell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Scannell families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Scannell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Scannell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scannell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scannell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Scannell. 60% of Scannell 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
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Scannell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scannell 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Scannell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Scannell. For the veterans among your Scannell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scannell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Scannell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Scannell in 1943 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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