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Marcel Family History

Marcel Name Meaning

French, also Hungarian: from the personal name Marcel (Latin Marcellus, a diminutive of Marcus (see Mark 1), which was borne by a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul who was martyred at Bourges with his companion Anastasius).

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


Similar surnames: Marcello, Marvel, Marcil, Martel, Markel, Marcell, Marchel, Morel

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Where is the Marcel family from?

You can see how Marcel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marcel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marcel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Marcel families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Marcel's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Marcel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marcel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marcel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marcel. 27% of Marcel men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Marcel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marcel were Chef and Assembler.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Labor
    6%
  • Chef
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Trained Nurse
    8%
  • Assembler
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Marcel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marcel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Marcel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Marcel. For the veterans among your Marcel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marcel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Marcel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Marcel in 1943 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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