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Multiple Origins for the Surname Michel



The name Michel was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to distinguish themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Bohemia. The surname Michel derived from the given name Michael, which derives in turn from the Hebrew Mika'el. It is composed of "mi" meaning "who," "ke," meaning "like," and "El," a shortened form of "Eloin," meaning "God," with the whole meaning of "who is like God," or "God-like." The popularity of the name Michael resulted from the devotion to the various Judeo-Christian holy figures bearing this name.

Michel Early Origins



The surname Michel was first found in Bohemia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Michel Spelling Variations


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Michel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Michael, Micheel, Michel, Meikle, Michler, Michaelis (Prussia), Michahelles (North Rhine) and many more.

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Michel Early History


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Michel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michel research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1755, 1786, 1787, 1592, 1657, 1645 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Michel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Michel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Michel Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Michel included Tobias Michael (1592-1657), a German composer and kantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, updated the church's hymnal in...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Michel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Michel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Franz Ludwig Michel, who came to the Carolinas in 1701
  • Franz Ludwig Michel, who arrived in North Carolina in 1704
  • Johan Michel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Kasper Michel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Otto Henrig Michel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Michel, who arrived in America in 1810
  • John Michel, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • Frances Michel, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • George Michel, aged 52, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Jacob Michel, aged 19, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Michel, who landed in Canada in 1643
  • Andre Michel, who landed in Montreal in 1663

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Michel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mr. Carlman Michel U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Harvey Michel U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Darius Michel, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Michel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • H. Michel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bardaster" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Michel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Michel (post 1700)



  • Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel (b. 1972), American two-time Grammy-winning American rapper
  • F. Curtis Michel (b. 1934), American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut
  • Robert Henry "Bob" Michel (b. 1923), American former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Rolf Michel (b. 1945), German physicist
  • Marc Michel (1932-2016), Swiss actor who appeared in more than fifty films
  • Joseph Michel (1925-2016), Christian-Democrat Belgian politician, President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (1980-1981)
  • Jean Bernard Michel de Bellecour, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Pierre Michel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Claude-Étienne Michel, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Georges Jean-Jacques Smarck Michel (1937-2012), Haitian businessman and politician, Prime Minister fo Haiti (1994–1995)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Michel


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Suggested Readings for the name Michel



  • The Michels Family Tree by Estella Michels.

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Michel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  11. ...

The Michel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Michel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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