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Hammel Family History

Hammel Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Hamill. North German: nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German hamel ‘wether’, ‘castrated ram’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hamel.

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


Similar surnames: Hamel, Hammer, Rammel, Gammel, Hamer, Himmel, Hommel, Hummel, Hampel

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Where is the Hammel family from?

You can see how Hammel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Hammel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hammel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hammel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hammel. 14% of Hammel men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Hammel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammel were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hammel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammel. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hammel. For the veterans among your Hammel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hammel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hammel in 1952 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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