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Jelle Name Meaning

English Scottish and northern Irish: probably a variant of Jelley . Norwegian: variant of Hjelle . Somali: from the Somali personal name Jelle derived from jeel ‘desire’. — Note: Since Somalis traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Helle, Jelley, Selle, Nelle, Welle, Gille, Pelle, Yelle, Jehle, Gell

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Where is the Jelle family from?

You can see how Jelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jelle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Jelle families living in Kent. This was about 32% of all the recorded Jelle's in United Kingdom. Kent and 2 other counties had the highest population of Jelle families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jelle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jelle. 62% of Jelle men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Jelle women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jelle were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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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
    62%
  • Farm Hand
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Cook
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelle 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Jelle. 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 186 military records available for the last name Jelle. For the veterans among your Jelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jelle lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Jelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jelle in 1964 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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