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Semmel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a baker of white bread rolls (see Semler). The German surname may also be a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in fine wheat flour.

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


Similar surnames: Semler, Sommer, Kimmel, Segel, Stempel, Seidel, Ermel, Summer, Simmer

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Where is the Semmel family from?

You can see how Semmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Semmel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Semmel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Semmel families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Semmel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Semmel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Semmel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Semmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Semmel. 34% of Semmel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Semmel women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Semmel were Truck Driver and Partner.

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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
    34%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Partner
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Semmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semmel 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 685 immigration records available for the last name Semmel. 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 701 military records available for the last name Semmel. For the veterans among your Semmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Semmel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Semmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Semmel in 1962 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

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