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Connell Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O'Connell or McConnell . Manx: from Gaelic Mac Giolla Chonaill ‘son of Giolla Chonaill’ a personal name meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Conall’. Compare O'Connell . The surname has sometimes been confused with Cannell .

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

Similar surnames: Donnell, Cornell, Conwell, Fennell, Gunnell, Donnelly, Scannell

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Where is the Connell family from?

You can see how Connell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Connell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Connell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 974 Connell families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Connell's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Connell families in 1891.
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What did your Connell 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 Connell. 15% of Connell men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Connell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Connell were Incapacitated 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

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 373,000 census records available for the last name Connell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Connell 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 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Connell. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Connell. For the veterans among your Connell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Connell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Connell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Connell in 1943 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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