Stell Family History

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Stell Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a marsh, from an old dialect word stel ‘bog’, where the land was built up on mudflats (behind the dyke) for cattle grazing. The word later assumed the meaning ‘small farm’. English (West Yorkshire): variant of Still 2, possibly also of Steel.

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

Similar surnames: Still, Stull, Tell, Stall, Sell, Stella, Steil, Stelly, Shell, Stein

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Stell Family Origin

Where is the Stell family from?

Stell Family Occupations

What did your Stell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stell. The most common Stell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Stell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stell family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Stell Historical Records

What Stell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Stell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stell. For the veterans among your Stell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stell Life Expectancy

What is the average Stell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Stell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stell in 1942 was 18, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stell 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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