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Michelle Name Meaning

French: from the female personal name Michelle, feminine form of Michel, French form of Michael.

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


Similar surnames: Michele, Michelin, Mitchell, Michel, Michalke, Michels, Michelsen

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Where is the Michelle family from?

You can see how Michelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Michelle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Michelle families living in Quebec. This was about 80% of all the recorded Michelle's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Michelle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michelle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Michelle. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Michelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michelle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 459 immigration records available for the last name Michelle. 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 Cards

There are 392 military records available for the last name Michelle. For the veterans among your Michelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michelle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Michelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Michelle in 1963 was 66, and 65 in 2004.

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