Schelle Family History

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Schelle Name Meaning

German: variant of Schell. Dutch: habitational name from places called Schelle, in Antwerp and Overijssel. Dutch: from Middle Dutch schelle, schille ‘(small) bell’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a town crier.

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

Similar surnames: Scholl, Selle, Schille, Scheele, Helle, Shell, Scholle, Schulte

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Schelle Family Origin

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Schelle Family Occupations

What did your Schelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schelle. The most common Schelle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Schelle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schelle family was Bootmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bootmaker


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Schelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelle 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Schelle. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schelle. For the veterans among your Schelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Schelle lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Schelle in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schelle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schelle 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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