Kimmel Family History

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Kimmel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kumin, German Kümmel ‘caraway’ (related to Latin cuminum, a word of Oriental origin, like the plant itself), hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer, literally a supplier of caraway seeds. Compare Caraway, also Lorber and ZimÊt.

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

Similar surnames: Himmel, Zimmel, Kimmer, Kimmet, Hummel, Semmel, Zimmer, Kimm, Kimbel

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Kimmel Family Origin

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Kimmel Family Occupations

What did your Kimmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Brok Roger were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kimmel. 47% of Kimmel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kimmel women worked as a Brok Roger. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimmel were Manufacturer and Qulerras

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Labourer
  • Manufacturer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Brok Roger
  • Farmer
  • Non Composmenter
  • Qulerras

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kimmel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Kimmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimmel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimmel. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Kimmel. For the veterans among your Kimmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kimmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kimmel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kimmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kimmel in 1942 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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