Ansell Family History

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Ansell Name Meaning

English and German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Anselmus (see Anselm). Swedish: compound name composed of an unexplained first element (perhaps part of a place name) + the common surname ending -ell, which is from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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

Similar surnames: Antell, Mansell, Anselm, Rosell, Ansel, Angel, Ardell, Anselmi

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Ansell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ansell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ansell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Ansell Family Origin

Where is the Ansell family from?

Ansell Family Occupations

What did your Ansell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ansell. The most common Ansell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Ansell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ansell family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Carman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ansell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ansell Historical Records

What Ansell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Ansell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ansell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ansell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ansell. For the veterans among your Ansell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ansell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ansell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ansell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ansell in 1957 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ansell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ansell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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