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Durnell Family History

Durnell Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Shropshire): variant of Darnell or Darnall .

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


Similar surnames: Durell, Purnell, Darnell, Dunnell, Burdell, Burnell, Yarnell, Tunell

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Where is the Durnell family from?

You can see how Durnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durnell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 66 Durnell families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Durnell's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Durnell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Durnell. 19% of Durnell men worked as a General Labourer and 57% of Durnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durnell were Railway Clerk and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Farm Labourer
    19%
  • Tinworker H W
    12%
  • Railway Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    57%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    8%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Durnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durnell 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Durnell. 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 Durnell. For the veterans among your Durnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durnell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Durnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Durnell in 1959 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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