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Harmel Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a furrier from Middle High German harm hermel ‘ermine’. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from Yiddish harml ‘ermine’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Harmel family from?

You can see how Harmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harmel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Harmel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Harmel families living in Texas. This was about 27% of all the recorded Harmel's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Harmel families in 1880.
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What did your Harmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harmel. 37% of Harmel men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Harmel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmel were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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