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Michel Name Meaning

French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Michel (see Michael). Basque: variant from the personal name Mitxel, equivalent of Michael. Polish: from a variant of the personal name Michal (see Michael). Greek: shortened form of any of various patronymic derivatives of Michael, for example Michelakis, Michelakakis, or Michelakos.

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


Similar surnames: Michael, Mickel, Michels, Michl, Mich, Michal, Micheli, Richel

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Michel Family Origin

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Michel Family Occupations

What did your Michel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michel. A less common occupation for the Michel family was Chasseur. The most common Michel occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 20% of Michel's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Chasseur

    3%

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

Michel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Michel Life Expectancy

What is the average Michel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Michel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Michel in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Michel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michel 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.

Famous Michel Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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