Tell Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Dietrich. South German: topographic name from Middle High German telle ‘gorge’, ‘depression’. The name of the Swiss hero Wilhelm Tell has not been explained. North German (mainly Westphalia): topographic name from Middle Low German telg(e) ‘branch’, ‘twig’, ‘undergrowth’. Catalan: topographic name from tila ‘linden’ (Latin tilia), denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous linden.

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


Similar surnames: Dell, Pell, Bell, Tull, Well, Toll, Nell, Ell, Fell, Hell

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Tell Family Origin

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Tell Family Occupations

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  • (Gen) Laberour

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Boat Man

    4%
  • Boiler Smith

    4%

In 1881, the most common Tell occupation in the UK was (Gen) Laberour. 4% of Tell's were (Gen) Laberours. A less common occupation for the Tell family was Boiler Smith. (Gen) Laberour, Agricultural Labourer and Boat Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tell.

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Tell Historical Records

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Tell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Tell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tell in 1943 was 40, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tell

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