Joel Family History

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Joel Name Meaning

English: variant of Jewell. French, German, and English: from the Biblical personal name Joel.

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


Similar surnames: Noel, Poel, Noe, Gobel, Viel, Worl, Keel, Poll, Axel, Joe

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Joel Family Origin

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Joel Family Occupations

What did your Joel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Joel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Joel's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joel. A less common occupation for the Joel family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Joel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Joel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joel 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 Joel. 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 Joel. For the veterans among your Joel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Joel Life Expectancy

What is the average Joel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Joel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Joel in 1954 was 50, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Joel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Joel 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.

Famous Joel Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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