Gemmell Family History

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Gemmell Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gamble. Altered spelling of German Gemmel.

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


Similar surnames: Gemmel, Gammell, Gemmill, Gammel, Hammell, Hummell, Gambell, Emmel

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Gemmell Family Origin

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Gemmell Family Occupations

What did your Gemmell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gemmell family was Clk. Of Les Court. The most common Gemmell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Gemmell's were Farmers. Farmer, Bookkeeper and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gemmell.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Bookkeeper

    10%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Clk. Of Les Court

    10%

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

Gemmell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gemmell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemmell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gemmell. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gemmell. For the veterans among your Gemmell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gemmell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gemmell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gemmell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gemmell in 1953 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gemmell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gemmell 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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