Harmel Family History

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Harmel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish harml ‘ermine’ (see Harmeling). French: variant of the personal name Armel, derived from an Old Breton compound personal name, Arthmael, comprised of arth, arzh ‘bear’, ‘warrior’ + mael.

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


Similar surnames: Hamel, Armel, Hartel, Harel, Karmel, Harmer, Hammel, Marvel, Hamer

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Harmel Family Origin

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Harmel Family Occupations

What did your Harmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Grocery Shop Keeper and Manageress Of Rheumatic Clinic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Harmel. 17% of Harmel men worked as a Grocery Shop Keeper and 25% of Harmel women worked as a Manageress Of Rheumatic Clinic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmel were Resident Manager ( Baker and None

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Grocery Shop Keeper
    17%
  • House Painter
    17%
  • Masseur
    17%
  • Resident Manager ( Baker
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Manageress Of Rheumatic Clinic
    25%
  • Cook
    13%
  • House Duties (unpaid)
    13%
  • None
    13%

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

Harmel Historical Records

What Harmel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmel 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Harmel. 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 500 military records available for the last name Harmel. For the veterans among your Harmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Harmel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Harmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harmel in 1957 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harmel

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