Dell Family History

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Dell Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a small valley, from Middle English, Old English dell ‘dell’, ‘valley’, or a habitational name from any of several minor places named Dell, from this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Sussex. German: from Low German delle ‘dell’, ‘depression’ (Middle High German telle ‘gorge’).

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


Similar surnames: Doll, Fell, Tell, Bell, Well, Hell, Dill, Delp, Pell, Kell

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Dell Family Origin

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Dell Family Occupations

What did your Dell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dell. 8% of Dell men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Dell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dell were Bank Clerk and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Lorry Driver
    5%
  • Bank Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 119,000 census records available for the last name Dell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dell 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Dell. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Dell. For the veterans among your Dell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dell Life Expectancy

What is the average Dell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dell in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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