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Arnell Family History

Arnell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Arnall. Swedish: from the personal name Arne (see Arne) + -ell (from Latin -elius), a common suffix of Swedish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Carnell, Ardell, Parnell, Antell, Arkell, Brunell, Darnell, Arnall

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Where is the Arnell family from?

You can see how Arnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arnell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 105 Arnell families living in Sussex. This was about 21% of all the recorded Arnell's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Arnell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arnell 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 Arnell. 29% of Arnell men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Arnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arnell were Lorry Driver and Domestic Duties. .

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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
    29%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Lorry Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Arnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arnell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arnell. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arnell. For the veterans among your Arnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arnell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Arnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Arnell in 1956 was 67, and 67 in 2004.

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