Patel Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka): Hindu and Parsi name which goes back to an official title meaning ‘village headman’, p??tel in Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada (where it is pa?tela). It comes ultimately from Sanskrit pa?t?takila ‘tenant of royal land’. Among the Indians in the U.S, it is the most common family name.

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

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Patel Family Origin

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Patel Family Occupations

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  • Druggist

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

In 1880, the most common Patel occupation in the USA was Druggist. 50% of Patel's were Druggists. Druggist and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Patel.

Source: Census data for Patel | Data not to scale

Patel Historical Records

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Patel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Patel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Patel in 1959 was 59, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Patel

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