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Gamel Family History

Gamel Name Meaning

German: variant of Gammel and in North America (also) an altered form of this. The surname Gamel is very rare in Germany; it is more common in France (Lorraine). French (southern): from Old French gamel ‘dixie mess tin’ a metonymic occupational name for a producer.

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

Similar surnames: Camel, Hamel, Ramel, Gruel, Gavel, Gammel, Gabel, Gage, Kamel, Havel

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Where is the Gamel family from?

You can see how Gamel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gamel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gamel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Gamel families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gamel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gamel families in 1911.
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What did your Gamel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farm Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gamel. 100% of Gamel men worked as a Farm Laborer. .

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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 1921

  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gamel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamel 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Gamel. 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 Gamel. For the veterans among your Gamel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gamel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gamel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gamel in 1953 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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