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Ramel Family History

Ramel Name Meaning

French: from Old French ramel, diminutive of ra(i)m ‘branch’ (Latin ramus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area. It is possible that it was also used as a nickname for someone who had some particular connection with Palm Sunday, for which the French term is (dimanche des) rameaux.

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


Similar surnames: Hamel, Camel, Ramus, Kamel, Gamel, Rammel, Ravel, Rimel, Bramel, Game

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Where is the Ramel family from?

You can see how Ramel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ramel family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ramel's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Ramel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ramel. 32% of Ramel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ramel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramel were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ramel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramel 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 941 immigration records available for the last name Ramel. 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 666 military records available for the last name Ramel. For the veterans among your Ramel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ramel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ramel in 1959 was 57, and 61 in 2004.

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