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Durell Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Dorrell .

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

Similar surnames: Durel, Burell, Durall, Pursell, Duell, Durrell, Sorell, Durnell

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Where is the Durell family from?

You can see how Durell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Durell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 78 Durell families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Durell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Durell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Durell. 60% of Durell men worked as a Private Means and 77% of Durell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durell were Quantity Surveyor and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • Private Means
  • Quantity Surveyor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Durell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durell 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 943 immigration records available for the last name Durell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Durell. For the veterans among your Durell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durell lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Durell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Durell in 1964 was 78, and 71 in 2004.

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