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Himmel Surname Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German himel ‘heaven paradise’ (Old High German himil ‘heaven sky’) with reference to high altitude pleasant situation or the fruitfulness of the soil. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Himmel ‘heaven’ selected because of the pleasant associations of the word. Compare Sky .

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


Similar surnames: Kimmel, Zimmel, Hummel, Hammer, Hammel, Schimmel, Hilmer, Nimmer

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Where is the Himmel family from?

You can see how Himmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Himmel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Himmel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Himmel families living in Kent. This was about 75% of all the recorded Himmel's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Himmel families in 1891.
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What did your Himmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Barber (master) was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Himmel. 100% of Himmel men worked as a Barber (master). .

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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

  • Barber (master)
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Himmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Himmel 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 Himmel. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Himmel. For the veterans among your Himmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Himmel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Himmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Himmel in 1950 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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