Hammel Family History

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Hammel Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Hamill. North German: nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German hamel ‘wether’, ‘castrated ram’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hamel.

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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Hammer, Rammel, Gammel, Hamer, Himmel, Hommel, Hummel, Hampel

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Hammel Family Origin

Where is the Hammel family from?

Hammel Family Occupations

What did your Hammel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hammel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Hammel's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Chartier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hammel. A less common occupation for the Hammel family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Chartier

  • Farmers Son


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

Hammel Historical Records

What Hammel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hammel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammel. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hammel. For the veterans among your Hammel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hammel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hammel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hammel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hammel in 1952 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hammel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hammel 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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