Gell Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair, from Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’, Middle High German gel ‘yellow’, German gelb (see Geller). German: unexplained. English: from a short form of the personal name Julian. Variant of French Gille.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Gehl, Hell, Pell, Well, Nell, Ell, Gill, Fell, Gall

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Gell Family Origin

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Gell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Retired Farmer

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

In 1881, the most common Gell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Gell's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gell. A less common occupation for the Gell family was Shoemaker.

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Gell Historical Records

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Gell Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Gell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gell in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gell

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