Spells Family History

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Spells Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Spell.

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

Similar surnames: Spell, Sells, Pells, Selle, Skeels, Ells, Eells, Spens, Pella, Stelle

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Spells Family Origin

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Spells Family Occupations

What did your Spells ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Spells occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 14% of Spells's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Spells family was Baker & Confectioner. Blacksmith, Baker Etc and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spells.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Baker Etc

  • Carpenter

  • Baker & Confectioner


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

Spells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Spells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spells 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Spells. 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 963 military records available for the last name Spells. For the veterans among your Spells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spells Life Expectancy

What is the average Spells lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Spells in 1944 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spells

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spells 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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