Harmel Family History

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Harmel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish harml ‘ermine’ (see Harmeling). French: variant of the personal name Armel, derived from an Old Breton compound personal name, Arthmael, comprised of arth, arzh ‘bear’, ‘warrior’ + mael.

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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Armel, Hartel, Harel, Karmel, Harmer, Hammel, Marvel, Hamer

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Harmel Family Origin

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Harmel Family Occupations

What did your Harmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cooking and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harmel. The most common Harmel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Harmel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harmel family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooking

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Harmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmel 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Harmel. 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 500 military records available for the last name Harmel. For the veterans among your Harmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Harmel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Harmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harmel in 1957 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harmel 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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