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Telling Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a Middle Dutch pet form of Theudilo, a short form of Germanic compound names formed with an unattested element, theudo- ‘people’, ‘tribe’. English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Helling, Teeling, Stelling, Hellings, Redling, Emling, Mehling

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Telling Family Origin

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Telling Family Occupations

What did your Telling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Mason and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Telling. A less common occupation for the Telling family was Stone Mason. The most common Telling occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Telling's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Mason

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Stone Mason

    5%

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

Telling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Telling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Telling 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Telling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Telling. For the veterans among your Telling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Telling Life Expectancy

What is the average Telling lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Telling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Telling in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Telling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Telling 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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