Camel Name Meaning

English and French: from the word denoting the animal, Norman French came(i)l, Latin camelus, classical Greek kamelos. The surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a clumsy or ill-tempered person. It may also be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with a sign depicting a camel. English: from an assimilated pronunciation of Campbell. English: possibly a habitational name from Queen Camel and West Camel in Somerset, Camel(le) in Domesday Book (1086), possibly a Celtic name from canto- ‘border’, ‘district’ and mel ‘bare hill’. Probably an Americanized spelling of Kamel.

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


Similar surnames: Kamel, Hamel, Capel, Ramel, Gamel, Savel, Cater, Carel, Gabel, Cail

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Camel Family Origin

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Camel Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    20%
  • Coal Porter

    20%
  • Fish Hawker

    20%
  • House Keeper

    20%

In 1881, the most common Camel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 20% of Camel's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Coal Porter and Fish Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Camel. A less common occupation for the Camel family was House Keeper.

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Camel Historical Records

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Camel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Camel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Camel in 1945 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Camel

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