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Gabriel Family History

Gabriel Name Meaning
English, Scottish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Gavriel ‘God has given me strength’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible (Daniel 8:16 and 9:21), who in the New Testament announced the impending birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38). It has been a comparatively popular personal name in all parts of Europe, among both Christians and Jews, during the Middle Ages and since. Compare Michael and Raphael. HH It was the name of a famous patriarch and archbishop of Serbia (died 1659). JK In Russia it was the official Christian name of St. Vsevolod (died 1138). AB In the U.S. this name has absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example the Greek patronymics Gabrielis, Gabrielatos, Gabrielidis, Gabrielakos, Gabrieloglou.

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

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218,682 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,503 Military Records
17,630 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gabriel Families

  • Number of Gabriel families
     134 - 265
     45 - 133
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gabriel families
     114 - 226
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gabriel families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gabriel Family Origin

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Gabriel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gabriel

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Gabriel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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