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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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You can see how Gabriel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gabriel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gabriel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Gabriel families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gabriel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gabriel families in 1840.
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What did your Gabriel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gabriel. 18% of Gabriel men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Gabriel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gabriel were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Gabriel lifespan?

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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