Gammel Family History

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Gammel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a jovial man, from Middle High German gamd ‘gaiety’, ‘merriment’, or from a Germanic personal name based on Old High German element with the same meaning (see Gamm). French: variant spelling of Gamel.

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

Similar surnames: Rammel, Gambel, Hammel, Gemmel, Hamel, Hammer, Mammen, Game, Hummel

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Gammel Family Origin

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Gammel Family Occupations

What did your Gammel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gammel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gammel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gammel 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Gammel. 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 Gammel. For the veterans among your Gammel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gammel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gammel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gammel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gammel in 1952 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gammel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gammel 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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