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Telle Name Meaning

North German: variant of Tell 2 or 3. Belgian French: topographic name from Old French teil ‘lime tree’, ‘linden’ (Latin tilia).

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

Similar surnames: Tell, Melle, Pelle, Teller, Selle, Welle, Helle, Nelle, Tolle, Jelle

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Where is the Telle family from?

You can see how Telle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Telle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Telle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Telle families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Telle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Telle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Telle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Telle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Telle. 27% of Telle men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Telle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Telle 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 792 immigration records available for the last name Telle. 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 829 military records available for the last name Telle. For the veterans among your Telle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Telle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Telle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Telle in 1963 was 65, and 85 in 2004.

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