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Patel Family History

Patel Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka): Hindu and Parsi name which goes back to an official title meaning ‘village headman’, p??tel in Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada (where it is pa?tela). It comes ultimately from Sanskrit pa?t?takila ‘tenant of royal land’. Among the Indians in the U.S, it is the most common family name.

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

232,297 Historical Documents with Patel on Ancestry.com
206,103 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
351 Military Records
12,113 Immigration Records
6,793 Census and Voter Lists
6,937 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Patel Families

  • Number of Patel families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Patel families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Patel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Patel census records

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Patel Family Origin

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Patel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Patel

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Patel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Patel census records

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Military Service by Patel

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