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Michel Family History

Michel Name Meaning
French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Michel (see Michael).Basque: variant from the personal name Mitxel, equivalent of Michael.Polish: from a variant of the personal name Michal (see Michael).Greek: shortened form of any of various patronymic derivatives of Michael, for example Michelakis, Michelakakis, or Michelakos.

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

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29,894 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Michel Families

  • Number of Michel families
     156 - 309
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Michel families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Michel families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Michel Family Origin

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Michel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Michel

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Michel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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