Gemmel Family History

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Gemmel Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gamble. German: nickname for a cheerful person from Middle Low German gemelik ‘happy’, ‘funny’, ‘boisterous’. Compare Gammel.

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

Similar surnames: Gammel, Gemmer, Gemmell, Hummel, Gammell, Rummel, Semmel, Kimmel

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Gemmel Family Origin

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Gemmel Family Occupations

What did your Gemmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gemmel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Gemmel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Boot & Shoe Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gemmel. A less common occupation for the Gemmel family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

  • Butcher


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

Gemmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gemmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemmel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gemmel. 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 Gemmel. For the veterans among your Gemmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gemmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gemmel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gemmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gemmel in 1959 was 73, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gemmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gemmel 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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