Himmel Family History

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Himmel Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German himel ‘heaven’, ‘paradise’ (Old High German himil ‘heaven’, ‘sky’), with reference to high altitude, pleasant situation, or the fruitfulness of the soil. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Himmel ‘heaven’, selected because of the pleasant associations of the word.

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

Similar surnames: Kimmel, Zimmel, Hummel, Hammer, Hammel, Schimmel, Hilmer, Nimmer

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Himmel Family Origin

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Himmel Family Occupations

What did your Himmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Himmel family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Chair Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Himmel. The most common Himmel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Himmel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Chair Maker

  • Farming


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

Himmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Himmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Himmel 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 Himmel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Himmel. For the veterans among your Himmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Himmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Himmel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Himmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Himmel in 1950 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Himmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Himmel 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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