Himmel Family History

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Himmel Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German himel ‘heaven’, ‘paradise’ (Old High German himil ‘heaven’, ‘sky’), with reference to high altitude, pleasant situation, or the fruitfulness of the soil. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Himmel ‘heaven’, selected because of the pleasant associations of the word.

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

Similar surnames: Kimmel, Zimmel, Hummel, Hammer, Hammel, Schimmel, Hilmer, Nimmer

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Himmel Family Origin

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Himmel Family Occupations

What did your Himmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Himmel. 15% of Himmel men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Himmel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Himmel were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housework

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

Himmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Himmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Himmel 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 Himmel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Himmel. For the veterans among your Himmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Himmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Himmel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Himmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Himmel in 1950 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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