Russel Family History

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Russel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Russell. dktent, pwh

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

Similar surnames: Roussel, Rassel, Russell, Russ, Busse, Russeau, Fussell, Russey

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Russel Family Origin

Where is the Russel family from?

Russel Family Occupations

What did your Russel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Russel Historical Records

What Russel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 166,000 census records available for the last name Russel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russel 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Russel. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Russel. For the veterans among your Russel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Russel Life Expectancy

What is the average Russel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Russel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Russel in 1949 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Russel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Russel 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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