Gamel Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Camel, Hamel, Ramel, Gruel, Gavel, Gammel, Gabel, Gage, Kamel, Havel

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Gamel Family Origin

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Gamel Family Occupations

What did your Gamel ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Teamster

    4%
  • Works In Shoe Factory

    4%
  • Boots & Shoe Man

    2%

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

Gamel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gamel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gamel. 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 Gamel. For the veterans among your Gamel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gamel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gamel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gamel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gamel 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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