Axtell Family History

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Axtell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Ásketill, composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘kettle’, ‘helmet’ (see Haskell). This name was in use both among Scandinavian settlers in northern England and among the Normans.

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

Similar surnames: Castell, Arkell, Hartell, Maxwell, Ansell, Adwell, Wartell, Axel

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Axtell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Axtell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Axtell. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Axtell Family Origin

Where is the Axtell family from?

Axtell Family Occupations

What did your Axtell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Axtell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 18% of Axtell's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Hay Trusser (Ag Lab) and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Axtell. A less common occupation for the Axtell family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Hay Trusser (Ag Lab)

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


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

Axtell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Axtell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axtell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Axtell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Axtell. For the veterans among your Axtell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Axtell Life Expectancy

What is the average Axtell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Axtell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Axtell in 1941 was 38, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Axtell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Axtell 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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