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Michiels Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a variant form of the personal name Michael.

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


Similar surnames: Michaels, Michels, Michel, Michael, Michaelis, Michie, Micheli

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Where is the Michiels family from?

You can see how Michiels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michiels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Michiels families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Michiels families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Michiels's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Michiels families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michiels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michiels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Michiels. 45% of Michiels men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Michiels women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michiels were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    45%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Michiels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michiels 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Michiels. 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 407 military records available for the last name Michiels. For the veterans among your Michiels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michiels lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Michiels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Michiels in 1963 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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