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Hummel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a pet form of Humbert or Humbold (a compound name with the same first element + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’). German, Dutch, and Danish (of German origin): nickname for a busy or bustling person, from Middle High German hummel, Middle Dutch hommel ‘bee’, of imitative origin. Compare English humblebee, which in modern English has become bumblebee.

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

Similar surnames: Himmel, Thummel, Kummer, Hammel, Hommel, Hammer, Rummel, Hamel

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Where is the Hummel family from?

You can see how Hummel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hummel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hummel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 116 Hummel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 82% of all the recorded Hummel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hummel families in 1840.
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What did your Hummel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hummel. 16% of Hummel men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hummel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hummel were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hummel. 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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There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Hummel. For the veterans among your Hummel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hummel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hummel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hummel in 1945 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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