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Fishel Family History

Fishel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Fishl literally ‘little fish’ used as a vernacular equivalent for the Biblical Efraym (Ephraim). Ephraim became associated with the fish because he was blessed by his father Jacob (Genesis 48:16) with the words veyidgu larov ‘Let them grow into a multitude’ the verb yidgu containing the root letters of Hebrew dag ‘fish’. Americanized form of German Fischel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fisher, Fischel, Fish, Fidel, Rishel, Sichel, Finkel, Kishel, Kissel

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Where is the Fishel family from?

You can see how Fishel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fishel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fishel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Fishel families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Fishel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fishel families in 1891.
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What did your Fishel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fishel. 100% of Fishel men worked as a Master Tailor and 100% of Fishel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Master Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fishel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fishel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fishel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Fishel. For the veterans among your Fishel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fishel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fishel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Fishel in 1946 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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