Gavel Name Meaning

French (southwestern): metonymic occupational name for a harvester, from javelle, a term for a sheaf of grain which was loosely bound and left on the ground to ripen.

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


Similar surnames: Gamel, Savel, Tavel, Havel, Ravel, Gabel, Haver, Gobel, Gage, Gruel

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Gavel Family Origin

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Gavel Family Occupations

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  • Druggist

    25%
  • Farm Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Painter

    25%

In 1880, Druggist, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavel. A less common occupation for the Gavel family was Painter. The most common Gavel occupation in the USA was Druggist. 25% of Gavel's were Druggists.

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Gavel Historical Records

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Gavel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Gavel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gavel in 1959 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gavel

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