Wartell Family History

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Wartell Name Meaning

English: perhaps a respelling of the French family name Wartel, which is from a pet form of any of various Germanic personal names beginning with the element war(in) ‘guard’, ‘preserve’. The surname Wartell is recorded in England in the 1881 British census.

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

Similar surnames: Hartell, Martell, Bartell, Cattell, Parnell, Castell, Axtell, Antell

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Wartell Family Origin

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Wartell Family Occupations

What did your Wartell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cabinet Maker, Forman Engine Fitter and Iron Safe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wartell. A less common occupation for the Wartell family was Ruler (Slateman). The most common Wartell occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 17% of Wartell's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Forman Engine Fitter

  • Iron Safe Maker

  • Ruler (Slateman)


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

Wartell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wartell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wartell 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 232 immigration records available for the last name Wartell. 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 178 military records available for the last name Wartell. For the veterans among your Wartell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wartell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wartell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wartell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Wartell in 1959 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wartell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wartell 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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