Fishel Family History

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Fishel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Fishl, literally ‘little fish’, used as a vernacular equivalent for the Biblical Efraym (Ephraim). Ephraim became associated with the fish because he was blessed by his father Jacob (Genesis 48:16) with the words veyidgu larov ‘Let them grow into a multitude’, the verb yidgu, containing the root letters of Hebrew dag ‘fish’.

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


Similar surnames: Fisher, Fischel, Fish, Fidel, Rishel, Sichel, Finkel, Kishel, Kissel

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Fishel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fishel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fishel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • European Jewish

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Fishel Family Origin

Where is the Fishel family from?

Fishel Family Occupations

What did your Fishel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fishel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Fishel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fishel. A less common occupation for the Fishel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Fishel Historical Records

What Fishel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fishel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fishel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fishel. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Fishel. For the veterans among your Fishel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fishel Life Expectancy

What is the average Fishel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fishel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Fishel in 1946 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fishel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fishel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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