Hell Family History

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Hell Name Meaning

English: variant of Hill, from southeastern Middle English hell ‘hill’, a dialect form characteristic of Kent and Sussex. English: from a personal name, Helle, which may have been a variant of Elie (a Middle English form of Elias), or perhaps a short form of a personal name formed with Hild- as the first element (see Hilliard for example), or perhaps from the female personal name Helen. German: nickname from Middle High German hell ‘bright’, ‘shining’. German: variant of Helle 3.

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

Similar surnames: Pell, Hill, Helm, Bell, Held, Nell, Ell, Well, Hall, Hehl

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Hell Family Origin

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Hell Family Occupations

What did your Hell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hell family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Hell occupation in the UK was Bookbinders Material. 10% of Hell's were Bookbinders Materials. Bookbinders Material, Cotton Spinner and Cotton Twister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hell.

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  • Bookbinders Material

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Cotton Twister

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Hell Historical Records

What Hell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hell. 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 Hell. For the veterans among your Hell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hell Life Expectancy

What is the average Hell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hell in 1962 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hell 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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