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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dell name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Dell Family Origin

Where is the Dell family from?

Dell Family Occupations

What did your Dell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dell family was Laundress. The most common Dell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Dell's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dell.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laundress


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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dell 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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