Schnell Family History

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Schnell Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle High German snell, German schnell ‘quick’.

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

Similar surnames: Schnall, Schell, Schneller, Schneck, Schall, Schnee, Schnepf, Scholl

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Schnell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schnell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schnell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schnell Family Origin

Where is the Schnell family from?

Schnell Family Occupations

What did your Schnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schnell occupation in the UK was Washerwoman. 100% of Schnell's were Washerwomans.

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  • Washerwoman


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

Schnell Historical Records

What Schnell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Schnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnell 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 Schnell. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Schnell. For the veterans among your Schnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schnell in 1946 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnell 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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