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Christel Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): from the personal name Christel, a pet form of Christian.

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


Similar surnames: Christen, Christie, Christ, Christos, Christl, Christal, Rishel

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Where is the Christel family from?

You can see how Christel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Christel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Christel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 40% of all the recorded Christel's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Christel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Christel. 30% of Christel men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Christel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christel were Clerk 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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Christel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christel 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 720 immigration records available for the last name Christel. 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 Christel. For the veterans among your Christel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Christel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Christel in 1963 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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