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Armel Name Meaning

French: from a Celtic personal name, Arthmael ‘bear prince’, Latin Armagilus. This was the name of a saint who was the subject of a local cult in Brittany.

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


Similar surnames: Harmel, Armer, Marvel, Angel, Aubel, Gruel, Marcel, Karmel, Armes

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Where is the Armel family from?

You can see how Armel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Armel families living in Alberta. This was about 62% of all the recorded Armel's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Armel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Armel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Armel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Armel. 23% of Armel men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Armel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armel were Moulder and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Moulder
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    40%
  • Finisher
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Armel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armel 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Armel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 858 military records available for the last name Armel. For the veterans among your Armel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Armel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Armel in 1955 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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