Marvel Family History

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Marvel Name Meaning

nickname for a person considered prodigious in some way, from Middle English, Old French merveille ‘miracle’ (Latin mirabilia, originally neuter plural of the adjective mirabilis ‘admirable’, ‘amazing’). The nickname was no doubt sometimes given with mocking intent. (of Norman origin): habitational name, from places called Merville. The one in Nord is named from Old French mendre ‘smaller’, ‘lesser’ (Latin minor) + ville ‘settlement’; that in Calvados seems to have as its first element a Germanic personal name, probably a short form of a compound name with the first element mari, meri ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Martel, Mare, Savel, Marie, Markel, Muriel, Marley, Mantel, Marler

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Marvel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marvel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marvel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Marvel Family Origin

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Marvel Family Occupations

What did your Marvel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marvel. The most common Marvel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Marvel's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Marvel family was Almswoman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Almswoman


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

Marvel Historical Records

What Marvel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Marvel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marvel 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 Marvel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Marvel. For the veterans among your Marvel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marvel Life Expectancy

What is the average Marvel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Marvel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marvel in 1948 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marvel 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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