Carel Family History

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Carel Name Meaning

French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’ (Late Latin quadrellum, a diminutive of quadrum ‘square’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts, or a nickname for a short, stout man.

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

Similar surnames: Carrel, Capel, Camel, Hamel, Tavel, Carnell, Clavel, Care, Canuel

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Carel Family Origin

Where is the Carel family from?

Carel Family Occupations

What did your Carel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Carel family was Pedlar. Coal Miner and Commercial Traveller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Carel. The most common Carel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 33% of Carel's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Commercial Traveller

  • Pedlar


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

Carel Historical Records

What Carel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Carel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carel. 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 Carel. For the veterans among your Carel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carel Life Expectancy

What is the average Carel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Carel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Carel in 1960 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carel 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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