Semmel Family History

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Semmel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a baker of white bread rolls (see Semler). The German surname may also be a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in fine wheat flour.

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

Similar surnames: Semler, Sommer, Kimmel, Segel, Stempel, Seidel, Ermel, Summer, Simmer

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Semmel Family Origin

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Semmel Family Occupations

What did your Semmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Semmel family was Tanner. The most common Semmel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Semmel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and R.R. Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Semmel.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • R.R. Laborer

  • Tanner


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

Semmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Semmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semmel 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 685 immigration records available for the last name Semmel. 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 701 military records available for the last name Semmel. For the veterans among your Semmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Semmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Semmel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Semmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Semmel in 1962 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Semmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Semmel 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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