Camel Family History

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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

What did your Camel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. The most common Camel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 20% of Camel's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Coal Porter

  • Fish Hawker

  • House Keeper


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

Camel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Camel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camel 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 635 immigration records available for the last name Camel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Camel. For the veterans among your Camel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Camel Life Expectancy

What is the average Camel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Camel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Camel 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.

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