Gambel Family History

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Gambel Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the Germanic personal name Gambert, or some other personal name formed with Old High German gam(an) ‘joy’, ‘play’. English: variant spelling of Gamble.

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


Similar surnames: Gammel, Gimbel, Gabel, Rammel, Gaebel, Gumbel, Aubel, Hamel, Gambell

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Gambel Family Origin

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Gambel Family Occupations

What did your Gambel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gambel. A less common occupation for the Gambel family was Keeping House. The most common Gambel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Gambel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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

Gambel Historical Records

What Gambel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gambel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gambel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gambel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gambel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gambel. For the veterans among your Gambel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gambel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gambel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gambel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gambel in 1955 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gambel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gambel 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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