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Miskell Family History

Miskell Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meisceall ‘descendant of Meiscill’ a personal name of unexplained etymology. Sometimes Anglicized as Maxwell .

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

Similar surnames: Miskelly, Mckell, Missel, Miske, Haskell, Isbell, Mikel, Minkel

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Where is the Miskell family from?

You can see how Miskell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miskell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Miskell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Miskell families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Miskell's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Miskell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Miskell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Miskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Miskell. 60% of Miskell men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 90% of Miskell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miskell were General Labourer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Colliery Hewer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Miskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miskell 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Miskell. 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 Miskell. For the veterans among your Miskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miskell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Miskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Miskell in 1955 was 49, and 60 in 2004.

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