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Michels Family History

Michels Name Meaning
German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael).

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

194,938 Historical Documents with Michels on Ancestry.com
77,876 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,588 Military Records
4,446 Immigration Records
24,498 Census and Voter Lists
81,530 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Michels Families

  • Number of Michels families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Michels families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Michels last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Michels census records

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Michels Family Origin

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Michels Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Michels

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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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Michels Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Michels census records

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Michels Civil War Service Records

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