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Michels Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael).

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

Similar surnames: Michel, Michaels, Michiels, Michelsen, Michelson, Michele, Micheli

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Where is the Michels family from?

You can see how Michels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Michels families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Michels family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Michels's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Michels families in 1840.
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What did your Michels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Michels. 17% of Michels men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Michels women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michels were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Michels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michels 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Michels. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Michels. For the veterans among your Michels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michels lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Michels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Michels in 1947 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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