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Sell Name Meaning

English: from Middle English selle, a rough hut of the type normally occupied by animals, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a hut like this. In many cases the name may have been in effect a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Americanized spelling of Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish Széll, a topographic name for someone who lived in a spot exposed to the wind, from Hungarian szél ‘wind’. German: variant of Selle.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Fell, Soll, Pell, Tell, Seal, Selle, Hell, Dell, Kell

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Sell Family Origin

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Sell Family Occupations

What did your Sell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sell. The most common Sell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 80% of Sell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Farmer Son

    20%

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Sell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sell. For the veterans among your Sell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sell in 1947 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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