Durnell Family History

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Durnell Name Meaning

English (Avon): perhaps a variant of Darnell.

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

Similar surnames: Durell, Purnell, Darnell, Dunnell, Burdell, Burnell, Yarnell, Tunell

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Durnell Family Origin

Where is the Durnell family from?

Durnell Family Occupations

What did your Durnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Durnell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Durnell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farm Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durnell. A less common occupation for the Durnell family was Blacksmith & Grocer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith & Grocer


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

Durnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Durnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durnell 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Durnell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Durnell. For the veterans among your Durnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Durnell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Durnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Durnell in 1959 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durnell 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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