Gamel Name Meaning

Southern French: from Old French gamel ‘oatmeal’, which was used for cleaning and degreasing woolen cloth; the surname may therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a textile worker or perhaps for a miller or baker.

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

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Gamel Family Origin

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Gamel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Teamster

    4%
  • Works In Shoe Factory

    4%
  • Boots & Shoe Man

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Teamster and Works In Shoe Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gamel. A less common occupation for the Gamel family was Boots & Shoe Man. The most common Gamel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Gamel's were Farmers.

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Gamel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Gamel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gamel in 1953 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gamel

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