Hamel Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hamill. French: topographic name for someone who lived and worked at an outlying farm dependent on the main village, Old French hamel (a diminutive from a Germanic element cognate with Old English ham ‘homestead’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hamlin, German Hameln, Yiddish Haml, where the Hamel river empties into the Weser. The name of the river probably derives from the Germanic element ham ‘water meadow’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle Dutch hamel ‘wether’, ‘castrated ram’.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Hammel, Hazel, Havel, Camel, Habel, Kamel, Hammer, Harmel

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Hamel Family Origin

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Hamel Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    32%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamel. A less common occupation for the Hamel family was School. The most common Hamel occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 32% of Hamel's were Cultivateurs.

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Hamel Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Hamel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hamel in 1941 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamel

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