Marvel Family History

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Marvel Name Meaning

nickname for a person considered prodigious in some way, from Middle English, Old French merveille ‘miracle’ (Latin mirabilia, originally neuter plural of the adjective mirabilis ‘admirable’, ‘amazing’). The nickname was no doubt sometimes given with mocking intent. (of Norman origin): habitational name, from places called Merville. The one in Nord is named from Old French mendre ‘smaller’, ‘lesser’ (Latin minor) + ville ‘settlement’; that in Calvados seems to have as its first element a Germanic personal name, probably a short form of a compound name with the first element mari, meri ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Martel, Mare, Savel, Marie, Markel, Muriel, Marley, Mantel, Marler

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Marvel Family Origin

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Marvel Family Occupations

What did your Marvel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marvel. 23% of Marvel men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Marvel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marvel were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk

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

Marvel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Marvel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marvel 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 Marvel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Marvel. For the veterans among your Marvel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marvel Life Expectancy

What is the average Marvel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Marvel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marvel in 1948 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marvel 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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