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Ormel Family History

Ormel Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Orel, Orgel, Ermel, Orme, Armel, Orzel, Hormel, Ortel, Ormes, Borel

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Where is the Ormel family from?

You can see how Ormel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ormel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ormel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Ormel families living in Iowa. This was about 63% of all the recorded Ormel's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ormel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ormel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ormel ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ormel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 133 census records available for the last name Ormel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ormel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 32 immigration records available for the last name Ormel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 35 military records available for the last name Ormel. For the veterans among your Ormel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ormel lifespan?

Average Ormel life expectancy in 1983 was 65 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 72.

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