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Muriel Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Muriel, in Soria, Gaudalajara, or Valladolid. English (East Anglia): from the female personal name Muriel, of Breton origin. This was common in East Anglia during the Middle Ages, where it was introduced by Breton settlers following the Norman invasion.

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


Similar surnames: Marvel, Turkel, Curiel, Murley, Marie, Martel, Mergel, Murillo, Morel

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Where is the Muriel family from?

You can see how Muriel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muriel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Muriel families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there was 1 Muriel family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Muriel's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Muriel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muriel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muriel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muriel. 27% of Muriel men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Muriel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muriel were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Jornalero
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Sirvienta
    34%
  • Costurera
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Muriel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muriel 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 Muriel. 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 305 military records available for the last name Muriel. For the veterans among your Muriel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muriel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Muriel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Muriel in 1962 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

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