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Maciel Family History

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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Where is the Maciel family from?

You can see how Maciel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maciel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Maciel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Maciel families living in Massachusetts. This was about 64% of all the recorded Maciel's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Maciel families in 1880.
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What did your Maciel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maciel. 28% of Maciel men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Maciel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maciel were Painter and Milker.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housemaid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Milker
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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