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Michaelis Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish: Latinized patronymic from the personal name Michael.

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


Similar surnames: Michaels, Michael, Michels, Michiels, Michel, Michaelides, Michaelsen

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Where is the Michaelis family from?

You can see how Michaelis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michaelis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Michaelis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 79 Michaelis families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Michaelis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Michaelis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michaelis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michaelis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Michaelis. 26% of Michaelis men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Michaelis women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michaelis were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Michaelis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michaelis 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Michaelis. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Michaelis. For the veterans among your Michaelis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michaelis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Michaelis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Michaelis in 1952 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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