Sell Name Meaning

English: from Middle English selle, a rough hut of the type normally occupied by animals, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a hut like this. In many cases the name may have been in effect a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Americanized spelling of Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish Széll, a topographic name for someone who lived in a spot exposed to the wind, from Hungarian szél ‘wind’. German: variant of Selle.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Fell, Soll, Pell, Tell, Seal, Selle, Hell, Dell, Kell

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Sell Family Origin

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Sell Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Laundress

    3%
  • Agl Laborer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sell. The most common Sell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Sell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sell family was Agl Laborer.

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Sell Historical Records

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Sell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Sell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sell in 1947 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sell

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