Gamel Family History

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Gamel Name Meaning

Southern French: from Old French gamel ‘oatmeal’, which was used for cleaning and degreasing woolen cloth; the surname may therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a textile worker or perhaps for a miller or baker.

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

Similar surnames: Camel, Hamel, Ramel, Gruel, Gavel, Gammel, Gabel, Gage, Kamel, Havel

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Gamel Family Origin

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Gamel Family Occupations

What did your Gamel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Collectorsalesman Furniture Radio cydes and Bottle Washer Mineral Works were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gamel.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Collectorsalesman Furniture Radio cydes

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Bottle Washer Mineral Works

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gamel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gamel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamel 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Gamel. 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 Gamel. For the veterans among your Gamel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gamel Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gamel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gamel in 1953 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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