Ell Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in cloth or a tailor, from Middle High German, Middle Low German el(l)e ‘yardstick’, ‘length of the lower arm’. German: from a short form, Edilo, from any of various Germanic personal names composed with adal ‘noble family’. English: from the female personal name Ela, a reduced form of Elena and possibly also of Eleanor.

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

Similar surnames: Pell, Bell, Hell, Nell, Well, Tell, Fell, Gell, Kell, Dell

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Ell Family Origin

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Ell Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ell. 34% of Ell men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Ell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ell were Bricklayer and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Wood Maker Heavy Worker
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

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

Ell Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ell in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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