Gimbel Family History

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Gimbel Name Meaning

Jewish (western Ashkenazic): variant of Gimpel. German: nickname for a simpleton, from Middle High German gümpel ‘bullfinch’. German: nickname (probably obscene), from Middle High German gimpel ‘springer’, ‘jumper’, also ‘penis’. German: from a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘fight’, ‘battle’ (see Gombert).

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

Similar surnames: Giebel, Gambel, Gimpel, Gumbel, Gammel, Gibel, Griebel, Himmel, Gabel

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Gimbel Family Origin

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Gimbel Family Occupations

What did your Gimbel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gimbel family was Stick Maker. Boot Maker and Railway Porter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gimbel. The most common Gimbel occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 33% of Gimbel's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Railway Porter

  • Stick Maker


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

Gimbel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gimbel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gimbel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gimbel. 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 Gimbel. For the veterans among your Gimbel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gimbel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gimbel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gimbel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gimbel in 1953 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gimbel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gimbel 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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