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Michal Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak; Polish and Sorbian (Michał): from the personal names Michal (Czech Slovak) and Michał (Polish Sorbian) equivalents of Michael . The Sorbian surname is found mainly in a Germanized form Michel . Altered form of Ukrainian Mikhal (standard transliteration Mykhal): from the personal name Mykhal a vernacular byform of Mykhaylo Ukrainian equivalent of Michael . English Welsh and Scottish: variant of Michael . American shortened form of various patronymics and other derivatives from equivalents of the personal name Michael e.g. Greek Michalopoulos .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mihal, Mical, Michel, Michalec, Michalek, Michl, Michael, Michalak

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Where is the Michal family from?

You can see how Michal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Michal families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Michal families living in British Columbia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Michal's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Michal families in 1911.
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What did your Michal ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Michal. 100% of Michal men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Michal women worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Michal. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Michal. For the veterans among your Michal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michal lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Michal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Michal in 1961 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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