Semel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Semmel.

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

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Semel Family Origin

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Semel Family Occupations

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  • Bookkeeper

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Retired Bedding Mfy.

    20%

In 1880, 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.. The most common Semel occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 20% of Semel's were Bookkeepers.

Source: Census data for Semel | Data not to scale

Semel Historical Records

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Semel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Semel

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