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Thummel Name Meaning

German (Thümmel): nickname for a loud or boisterous person, from Middle High German tumel ‘loud noise’ or tumelen ‘to play around boisterously’.

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


Similar surnames: Hummel, Thumm, Tremmel, Rummel, Trummer, Himmel, Kummer, Hammel

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Where is the Thummel family from?

You can see how Thummel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thummel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Thummel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Thummel families living in Illinois. This was about 56% of all the recorded Thummel's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Thummel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thummel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thummel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Thummel. 35% of Thummel men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farming
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 471 immigration records available for the last name Thummel. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Thummel. For the veterans among your Thummel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thummel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thummel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Thummel in 1962 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

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