Shimel Family History

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Shimel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schimmel. Americanized spelling of German Schimmel.

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

Similar surnames: Shimmel, Schimel, Shimer, Shamel, Himel, Schemel, Schimmel, Kimel

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Shimel Family Origin

Where is the Shimel family from?

Shimel Family Occupations

What did your Shimel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shimel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Shimel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Book Binder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shimel. A less common occupation for the Shimel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Book Binder

  • Carpenter


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

Shimel Historical Records

What Shimel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shimel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimel 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Shimel. 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 776 military records available for the last name Shimel. For the veterans among your Shimel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimel Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shimel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Shimel in 1959 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shimel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimel 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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