Habel Family History

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Habel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Habo, a short form of various compound names formed with had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’. Dutch: topographic name from abeel, denoting a type of poplar tree. Dutch: from the personal name Abel (see Abel). Czech and German: Germanized variant of Czech Havel, from the saint’s name Gallus ‘Gall’.

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

Similar surnames: Abel, Babel, Gabel, Hamel, Hadel, Havel, Abele, Happel, Kabel, Zabel

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Habel Family Origin

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Habel Family Occupations

What did your Habel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Habel family was Farm Laborer. Cul, Cultivateur and Cul Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Habel. The most common Habel occupation in Canada was Cul. 19% of Habel's were Culs.

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  • Cul

  • Cultivateur

  • Cul Son

  • Farm Laborer


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Habel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Habel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Habel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Habel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Habel. For the veterans among your Habel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Habel Life Expectancy

What is the average Habel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Habel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Habel in 1950 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Habel 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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