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Stell Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a marsh, from an old dialect word stel ‘bog’, where the land was built up on mudflats (behind the dyke) for cattle grazing. The word later assumed the meaning ‘small farm’. English (West Yorkshire): variant of Still 2, possibly also of Steel.

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


Similar surnames: Still, Stull, Tell, Stall, Sell, Stella, Steil, Stelly, Shell, Stein

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Where is the Stell family from?

You can see how Stell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stell families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 61 Stell families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Stell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Stell. 40% of Stell 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
    40%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Manager
    10%
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What Stell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Stell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stell. 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 Stell. For the veterans among your Stell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Stell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stell in 1942 was 18, and 77 in 2004.

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