Semel Family History

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Semel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Semmel.

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


Similar surnames: Zemel, Segel, Samel, Shimel, Seger, Semmel, Hamel, Kimel, Somer

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Semel Family Origin

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Semel Family Occupations

What did your Semel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Semel occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 20% of Semel's were Bookkeepers. Bookkeeper, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Semel. A less common occupation for the Semel family was Retired Bedding Mfy..

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  • Bookkeeper

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Retired Bedding Mfy.

    20%

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

Semel Historical Records

What Semel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Semel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Semel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Semel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Semel. For the veterans among your Semel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Semel Life Expectancy

What is the average Semel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Semel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Semel in 1956 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Semel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Semel 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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