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Ancel Family History

Ancel Name Meaning

French: status name from Old French ancel ‘servant’. Compare Latin ancilla ‘serving maid’. French: variant spelling of Ansel. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the eastern Yiddish personal name Antshl.

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


Similar surnames: Angel, Ansel, Ancell, Mantel, Andel, Bandel, Cancel, Aubel, Engel

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Where is the Ancel family from?

You can see how Ancel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ancel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ancel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Ancel families living in Pembrokeshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ancel's in United Kingdom. Pembrokeshire had the highest population of Ancel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ancel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ancel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ancel. 28% of Ancel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ancel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ancel were Caretaker and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Caretaker
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ancel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ancel 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 849 immigration records available for the last name Ancel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 527 military records available for the last name Ancel. For the veterans among your Ancel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ancel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ancel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ancel in 1963 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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