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Amsel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Amsl from German Anselm (see Anselmo ). German: from Amsel ‘(European) blackbird’ (a bird related to the American robin) hence either a nickname for someone fond of singing or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher.

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


Similar surnames: Kusel, Appel, Hamel, Amsler, Axel, Angel, Apfel, Apel, Aubel, Samuel

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Where is the Amsel family from?

You can see how Amsel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amsel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Amsel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Amsel families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Amsel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Amsel families in 1880.
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What did your Amsel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Amsel. 26% of Amsel men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Amsel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amsel were Laborer and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 806 immigration records available for the last name Amsel. 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 189 military records available for the last name Amsel. For the veterans among your Amsel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amsel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Amsel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Amsel in 1961 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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