Michel Family History

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Michel Name Meaning

French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Michel (see Michael). Basque: variant from the personal name Mitxel, equivalent of Michael. Polish: from a variant of the personal name Michal (see Michael). Greek: shortened form of any of various patronymic derivatives of Michael, for example Michelakis, Michelakakis, or Michelakos.

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

Similar surnames: Michael, Mickel, Michels, Michl, Mich, Michal, Micheli, Richel

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Michel Family Origin

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Michel Family Occupations

What did your Michel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook Hotel and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Michel. 34% of Michel men worked as a Cook Hotel and 78% of Michel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michel were Manufacturer (toilet and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cook Hotel
  • Sack Worker Sorter grader
  • Manufacturer (toilet

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Michel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Michel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michel 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 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Michel. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Michel. For the veterans among your Michel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Michel Life Expectancy

What is the average Michel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Michel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Michel in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michel 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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