Schimel Family History

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Schimel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schimmel. Respelling of German Schimmel.

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

Similar surnames: Shimel, Schimmel, Schemel, Shimmel, Schisel, Shimer, Schiel, Schmelz

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Schimel Family Origin

Where is the Schimel family from?

Schimel Family Occupations

What did your Schimel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schimel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schimel's were Farmers. Farmer and Cabinet Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schimel. A less common occupation for the Schimel family was Work In Saw Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Work In Saw Mill


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schimel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schimel Historical Records

What Schimel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schimel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schimel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 527 immigration records available for the last name Schimel. 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 Card

There are 393 military records available for the last name Schimel. For the veterans among your Schimel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schimel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schimel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schimel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schimel in 1956 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schimel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schimel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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