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Gemmel Family History

Gemmel Name Meaning
Scottish: variant of Gamble.German: nickname for a cheerful person from Middle Low German gemelik ‘happy’, ‘funny’, ‘boisterous’. Compare Gammel.

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

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8,062 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,014 Military Records
1,550 Immigration Records
5,689 Census and Voter Lists
9,407 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gemmel Families

  • Number of Gemmel families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gemmel families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gemmel families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gemmel census records

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Gemmel Family Origin

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Gemmel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Gemmel families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Gemmel

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Gemmel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gemmel census records

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Gemmel Civil War Service Records

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