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Camel Name Meaning

English and French: from the word denoting the animal, Norman French came(i)l, Latin camelus, classical Greek kamelos. The surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a clumsy or ill-tempered person. It may also be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with a sign depicting a camel. English: from an assimilated pronunciation of Campbell. English: possibly a habitational name from Queen Camel and West Camel in Somerset, Camel(le) in Domesday Book (1086), possibly a Celtic name from canto- ‘border’, ‘district’ and mel ‘bare hill’. Probably an Americanized spelling of Kamel.

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


Similar surnames: Kamel, Hamel, Capel, Ramel, Gamel, Savel, Cater, Carel, Gabel, Cail

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Where is the Camel family from?

You can see how Camel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Camel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Camel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Camel families in 1840.
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What did your Camel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Camel. 36% of Camel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Camel women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Camel were Labor and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Camel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camel 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 635 immigration records available for the last name Camel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Camel. For the veterans among your Camel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Camel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Camel in 1945 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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