Mackrell Family History

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Mackrell Name Meaning

nickname from Old French maquerel ‘bawd’. from Middle English makerel ‘mackerel’ (the fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish. Possibly also from Middle English mackerel ‘red scorch marks (on the skin)’, perhaps a descriptive nickname for someone with a noticeable birthmark.

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

Similar surnames: Cantrell, Cockrell, Maskell, Gambrell, Blackwell, Bracknell, Haskell

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Mackrell Family Origin

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Mackrell Family Occupations

What did your Mackrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mackrell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Mackrell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mackrell. A less common occupation for the Mackrell family was Annuitant.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Mackrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mackrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mackrell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mackrell. 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 892 military records available for the last name Mackrell. For the veterans among your Mackrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mackrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Mackrell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mackrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mackrell in 1963 was 82, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mackrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mackrell 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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