Shell Family History & Genealogy

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Shell Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jul 13, 2020

History

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Name Origin

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Spellings & Pronunciations

Schell. The earliest records of our known Shells are in Benton County, Alabama where a Mary Shell married a Patrick Cash in1842 then in 1850 W.P. Shell was living with his assumed mother M. Cash believed to have been the Mary Shell who married Patrick Cash along with her believed children James Cash and Elizabeth Cash. and a couple of other people. W.P. Shell first married in 1854 in Talladega County, Alabama to his first wife Jane Wilkins. In 1860 W. Parks Shell was living with his mother Mary Cash and his supposed actual birth father Obediah Sanders and two children of Wm Parks Shell by their then deceased mother. W.P. Shell remarried in Carroll County, Georgia in 1861. He and his family mmbers are all emunerated as SHELL in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Calhoun County, Alabama and he disappears from records after a court record for his failure to repay a loan to plant his crop in 1882 when he could not be found: Shell. It seems that after WWI, some of his grandsons, began spelling the name SCHELL, at least some told that people in the army told them that that was the correct way to spell it: perhaps if they were GERMAN whom they were fighting in WWI.

Nationality & Ethnicity

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Early Shells

These are the earliest records we have of the Shell family.

1806 - 1883
1820 - 1895
1829 - 1916
1834 - 1908
1845 - 1926
1856 - 1941
1870 - 1894
1872 - 1944

Shell Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Shell Biographies

1820 - Unknown
Jan 18, 1915 - January 1995
Oct 1, 1955 - Aug 3, 2010
Feb 21, 1915 - May 1980
May 6, 1990 - Mar 18, 2010
Nov 17, 1906 - August 1979
May 12, 1929 - Nov 11, 2000
Nov 19, 1897 - April 1980
May 14, 1915 - April 1972
Jul 15, 1917 - Jan 19, 1993
Jun 2, 1924 - Apr 29, 1999
Dec 11, 1944 - August 1982
Oct 2, 1903 - March 1974
Feb 14, 1895 - August 1969
Jul 24, 1922 - Apr 29, 2006
Mar 1, 1896 - December 1971
c. 1948 - Unknown
c. 1955 - Unknown
1867 - 1928
c. 1918 - Unknown

Shell Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Shell family member is 71.0 years old according to our database of 5,018 people with the last name Shell that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

71.0 years

Oldest Shells

These are the longest-lived members of the Shell family on AncientFaces.

May 15, 1883 - Aug 27, 1997
114 years
Oct 24, 1886 - Mar 7, 1991
104 years
Mar 27, 1906 - Dec 19, 2010
104 years
Jul 30, 1891 - Jan 10, 1996
104 years
Feb 13, 1897 - Feb 13, 1997
100 years
Apr 9, 1909 - Mar 7, 2010
100 years
Jan 11, 1890 - Oct 6, 1990
100 years
Aug 13, 1891 - Mar 13, 1992
100 years
Mar 13, 1902 - Nov 11, 2002
100 years
Jul 4, 1878 - November 1978
100 years

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Nancy McCormick
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My Dad, Rauda Shell claimed both his grandparents, (which I'm assuming meant paternal since I have maternal Bennett/Kimbrall history into England going back to the 1700's) were half Seminole. That would be Newton Jasper Shell and Mary Jane Truitt. If the ancestor was a run away indentured servant and an immigrant and murdered a Seminole brave over a woman, he might just have lied about his place of birth on the census. There was little documentation except for family bibles back then. I have William Parks Shell as married to Jane A Wilkins on 1/22/52 and another wife as Nancy Melissa Cupp, haven't found date. My dad was on the run from the law when his sister Fannie lied about his age to get him into the navy, and he started going by "Schell" instead of Shell.

He exaggerated the truth, but I've found much fact in his stories. He told me he told me his name "Rauda" was Seminole for "Swift Water". He told me that he was put in reform school when he was 7 for ("accidentally" or "intentionally", depending on his mood when he told the story)shooting and killing an 11 year old boy because the older boy tried to take a quarter from him. His name is unusual and census records were hand written, so he is called "Randy" Shell in the 1910 census of Calhoun Co. Alabama, and listed as "Renda" Shell "inmate" on the Jefferson County Census of 1920. I am trying to find Charles Newton Shell's death certificate because he was 11 and my dad was 7 when Charles died, and my Dad mentioned all his brother and sisters except for Charlie.
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