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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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Where is the Gavel family from?

You can see how Gavel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gavel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gavel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Gavel families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gavel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gavel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gavel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gavel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gavel. 37% of Gavel men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gavel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 724 immigration records available for the last name Gavel. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gavel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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