Gavel Family History

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Gavel Name Meaning

French (southwestern): metonymic occupational name for a harvester, from javelle, a term for a sheaf of grain which was loosely bound and left on the ground to ripen.

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

Similar surnames: Gamel, Savel, Tavel, Havel, Ravel, Gabel, Haver, Gobel, Gage, Gruel

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Gavel Family Origin

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Gavel Family Occupations

What did your Gavel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clark was the top reported job for people in the UK named Gavel. 20% of Gavel women worked as a Clark

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Clark
  • Cleaner
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

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

Gavel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gavel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavel 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 724 immigration records available for the last name Gavel. 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 Gavel. For the veterans among your Gavel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gavel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gavel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gavel in 1959 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gavel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavel 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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