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Michael Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Micha-el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by various minor Biblical characters and by one of the archangels, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of several Greek surnames having Michael as their root, for example Papamichaelis ‘Michael the priest’ and patronymics such as Michaelopoulos.

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

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Michael Family Origin

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Michael Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michael. A less common occupation for the Michael family was Carpenter. The most common Michael occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Michael's were Farmers.

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Famous Michael Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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