Michaels Family History

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Michaels Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michael. This form has also absorbed cognates from other European languages.

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

Similar surnames: Michael, Michaelis, Michiels, Michels, Michel, Michaelsen, Michaelson

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Michaels Family Origin

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Michaels Family Occupations

What did your Michaels ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Michaels family was Jeweler. Farmer, Clerk and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michaels. The most common Michaels occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Michaels's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Cigar Maker

  • Jeweler


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

Michaels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Michaels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michaels 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Michaels. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Michaels. For the veterans among your Michaels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Michaels Life Expectancy

What is the average Michaels lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Michaels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Michaels in 1944 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Michaels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michaels 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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