Imel Family History

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Imel Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Immel, from a pet form of the personal name Immo, which is in part derived from a short form of a personal name formed with Irmin (see Irmen).

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

Similar surnames: Imes, Immel, Eitel, Emel, Axel, Giel, Hamel, Keel, Ibe, Merl

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Imel Family Origin

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Imel Family Occupations

What did your Imel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Imel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Imel's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Imel. A less common occupation for the Imel family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


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

Imel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Imel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imel 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Imel. 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 Imel. For the veterans among your Imel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Imel Life Expectancy

What is the average Imel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Imel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Imel in 1957 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Imel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Imel 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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