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Demel Family History

Demel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Thomas but in most cases variant of Dehmel from an old personal name Dagomar formed with Old High German tac ‘day’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Nebel, Dagel, Hegel, Hamel, Deel, Keel, Dermer, Dresel, Deuel, Emel

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Where is the Demel family from?

You can see how Demel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Demel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Demel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Demel families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Demel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Demel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Demel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Demel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Demel. 52% of Demel men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Demel women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Demel were Salesman and Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
    52%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    30%
  • Teacher Supt
    30%
  • Salesgirl
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Demel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Demel 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Demel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Demel. For the veterans among your Demel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Demel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Demel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Demel in 1951 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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