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Hell Name Meaning

English: probably in many cases a variant of Ell with prosthetic H-. Compare Heal English: topographic name from Middle English hell southeastern form of hull hill ‘hill’ found e.g. in Kent Sussex Essex and Hertfordshire. English (southwestern): variant of Heal with shortening of the vowel. German: nickname from Middle High German hell ‘bright shining’. German: variant of Helle

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

Similar surnames: Pell, Hill, Helm, Bell, Held, Nell, Ell, Well, Hall, Hehl

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Where is the Hell family from?

You can see how Hell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 291 Hell families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hell families in 1891.
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What did your Hell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hell. 17% of Hell men worked as a Retired and 80% of Hell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hell were General Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • Retired
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Gardener
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hell 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 Hell. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Hell. For the veterans among your Hell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hell in 1962 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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