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Mikels Family History

Mikels Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Mikel (see Michael).

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

Similar surnames: Miles, Michels, Mickel, Mikes, Mickels, Mikel, Mickens, Likens, Mies

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Where is the Mikels family from?

You can see how Mikels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mikels family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Mikels families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Mikels family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mikels's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Mikels families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mikels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mikels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mikels. 27% of Mikels men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mikels women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mikels were Painter and Retail Furniture.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Retail Furniture
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What Mikels family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mikels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mikels 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Mikels. 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 772 military records available for the last name Mikels. For the veterans among your Mikels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mikels lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mikels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mikels in 1954 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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