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

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Stell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, 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. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stell.

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Stell Historical Records

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Stell Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stell

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