Maciel Family History

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Maciel Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: of uncertain derivation; possibly from a derivative of maça ‘apple’. Polish: from a derivative of the personal name Maciej (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Maciej, Macina, Macie, Mackel, Marchel, Macik, Macias, Marcial

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Maciel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maciel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Maciel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Maciel Family Origin

Where is the Maciel family from?

Maciel Family Occupations

What did your Maciel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Maciel occupation in the USA was Barber. 20% of Maciel's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Maciel family was Shoemaker. Barber, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maciel.

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  • Barber

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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

Maciel Historical Records

What Maciel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Maciel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maciel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Maciel. 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 695 military records available for the last name Maciel. For the veterans among your Maciel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maciel Life Expectancy

What is the average Maciel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Maciel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Maciel in 1940 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maciel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maciel 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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