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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hamel

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Ham"el
Same as Hamble.

Likely a noun formed from an adjective meaning "maimed". Likely related to Dutch ham (“bacon”).

  1. wether, a castrated ram (male sheep)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hamel

Veronica Hamel is an actress and actor. Veronica was born on November 20th, 1943 in Philadelphia.


Alan was born Alan Hamel on June 30th, 1936 in Toronto.


Dr. Gary P. Hamel is an author, professional speaker, consultant, and management expert. Dr. was born in 1954.


Wouter Hamel is a pop music musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He holds the title Breezy". His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Wouter was born on May 19th, 1977.


Eddy Hamel was a soccer player for the Amsterdamsche FC and AFC Ajax. Eddy was born on October 21st, 1902 in New York City. He left this life on April 30th, 1943.


Gustav Hamel is an author, pilot (aeronautics), and aviator.


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Popularity of Hamel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hamel U.S.
  White 93.41% 64.26%
  African American 1.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hamel

People with the last name Hamel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hamel

  • How Popular is the name Hamel? As a last name Hamel was the 3,294th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hamel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hamel is Friday, December 4th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Hamel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hamel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hamel: Your name in reverse order is Lemah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amleh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hamel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,944 people with the last name Hamel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hamel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Hamel as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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