Zell Family History

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Zell Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Zell. Compare Zelle.

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

Similar surnames: Kell, Dell, Zelle, Bell, Zello, Pell, Sell, Gell, Deal, Ezell

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Zell Family Origin

Where is the Zell family from?

Zell Family Occupations

What did your Zell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coachman, Pattern Book Maker (Binder) and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zell. A less common occupation for the Zell family was Teacher Of German. The most common Zell occupation in the UK was Coachman. 25% of Zell's were Coachmans.

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  • Coachman

  • Pattern Book Maker (Binder)

  • Retired Farmer

  • Teacher Of German


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

Zell Historical Records

What Zell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Zell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Zell

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Zell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Zell. For the veterans among your Zell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zell Life Expectancy

What is the average Zell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zell in 1952 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zell 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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