Dovell Family History

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Dovell Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a variant of Duvall. Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + -ell, a common ornamental suffix derived from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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

Similar surnames: Rosell, Torell, Bodell, Norell, Lovell, Dovel, Bovell, Orell, Morell

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Dovell Family Origin

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Dovell Family Occupations

What did your Dovell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dovell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 31% of Dovell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dovell family was Catholic Priest. Farmer, Zinc Worker and Butcher Employing 3 Men 7 1 Boy were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dovell.

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  • Farmer

  • Zinc Worker

  • Butcher Employing 3 Men 7 1 Boy

  • Catholic Priest


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

Dovell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dovell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dovell 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 491 immigration records available for the last name Dovell. 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 496 military records available for the last name Dovell. For the veterans among your Dovell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dovell Life Expectancy

What is the average Dovell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dovell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Dovell in 1962 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dovell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dovell 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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