Gabriel Family History

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Gabriel Name Meaning

English, Scottish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Gavriel ‘God has given me strength’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible (Daniel 8:16 and 9:21), who in the New Testament announced the impending birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38). It has been a comparatively popular personal name in all parts of Europe, among both Christians and Jews, during the Middle Ages and since. Compare Michael and Raphael. It was the name of a famous patriarch and archbishop of Serbia (died 1659). In Russia it was the official Christian name of St. Vsevolod (died 1138). In the U.S. this name has absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example the Greek patronymics Gabrielis, Gabrielatos, Gabrielidis, Gabrielakos, Gabrieloglou.

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

Similar surnames: Daniel, Marie, Gabel, Gabris, Abril, Garin, Grill, Ariel, Gabriele

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Gabriel Family Origin

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Gabriel Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabriel. A less common occupation for the Gabriel family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gabriel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Gabriel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Gabriel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Gabriel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabriel 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Gabriel. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Gabriel. For the veterans among your Gabriel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gabriel Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gabriel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gabriel in 1943 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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