Schell Family History

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Schell Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud or obstreperous person, from Middle High German schel ‘noisy’, ‘loud’.

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


Similar surnames: Schnell, Schelb, Scholl, Schall, Scheller, Schull, Scheel, Scheu

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Schell Family Origin

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Schell Family Occupations

What did your Schell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Former Lawyer In Vienn and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Schell. 25% of Schell men worked as a Former Lawyer In Vienn and 75% of Schell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schell were House Paper (h W ) and Duplicatly Operator Bbc

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Former Lawyer In Vienn
    25%
  • Former Student Of Medicine
    25%
  • General Hand L P T B
    25%
  • House Paper (h W )
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Duplicatly Operator Bbc
    25%

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

Schell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Schell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schell 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Schell. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Schell. For the veterans among your Schell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schell Life Expectancy

What is the average Schell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schell in 1942 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schell 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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