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Harrell Family History

Harrell Name Meaning

English: variant of Harold . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghail ‘descendant of Earghal’ a variant of the personal name Fearghal (see Farrell ).

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


Similar surnames: Farrell, Hurrell, Correll, Hartell, Harreld, Hairrell, Harrel

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Where is the Harrell family from?

You can see how Harrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 101 Harrell families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Harrell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harrell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrell 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 Harrell. 22% of Harrell men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Harrell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrell were Wardrobe Dealer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    22%
  • Builders Labourer
    18%
  • Incapacitated
    14%
  • Wardrobe Dealer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Harrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrell. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Harrell. For the veterans among your Harrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harrell in 1942 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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