Michels Family History

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Michels Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael).

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

Similar surnames: Michel, Michaels, Michiels, Michelsen, Michelson, Michele, Micheli

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Michels Family Origin

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Michels Family Occupations

What did your Michels ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Michels family was Boot Maker. The most common Michels occupation in the UK was Tailor. 22% of Michels's were Tailors. Tailor, (Revd.) Walmerchurch and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michels.

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  • Tailor

  • (Revd.) Walmerchurch

  • Boiler Maker

  • Boot Maker


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

Michels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Michels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michels 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Michels. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Michels. For the veterans among your Michels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Michels Life Expectancy

What is the average Michels lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Michels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Michels in 1947 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Michels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michels 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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