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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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Hummel Family Origin

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Hummel Family Occupations

What did your Hummel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hummel. The most common Hummel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hummel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hummel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Hummel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hummel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hummel 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 642 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Hummel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hummel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hummel 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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