Explore the Family Name Ebel

The meaning of Ebel

German: from a pet form of Ebbert.

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How common is the last name Ebel in the United States?

Based on the data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the surname Ebel saw a slight decrease in popularity between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, the surname ranked 8891st in terms of popularity, but by 2010 it fell slightly to 9496th, marking a change of -6.8%. The number of people bearing the surname Ebel, however, increased by 1.09% from 3386 in 2000 to 3423 in 2010. Accordingly, the proportion of individuals with this surname per 100k population saw a decrease of -7.94%, shifting from 1.26 in 2000 to 1.16 in 2010.

20002010Change
Rank#8,891#9,496-6.8%
Count3,3863,4231.09%
Proportion per 100k1.261.16-7.94%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Ebel

The ethnicity associated with the surname Ebel also experienced some changes between 2000 and 2010 according to the Decennial U.S. Census. The White ethnicity remained predominant, although it decreased slightly from 95.84% to 94.83%. The Hispanic representation saw an increase of 32.29%, going from 1.92% to 2.54%. The count of those identifying as Black also rose significantly by 113.33%, albeit from a low base of 0.15% to 0.32%. The category of Two or more races grew by 26.42%, increasing from 1.06% to 1.34%. Meanwhile, the Asian/Pacific Islander group saw a drop of -13.85%. Lastly, the American Indian and Alaskan Native identities experienced a modest rise of 7.89%.

20002010Change
White95.84%94.83%-1.05%
Hispanic1.92%2.54%32.29%
Two or More Races1.06%1.34%26.42%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.65%0.56%-13.85%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.38%0.41%7.89%
Black0.15%0.32%113.33%

Ebel ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Ebel is French & German, which comprises 37.1% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (31.7%) and Eastern European (7.1%). Additional ancestries include Italian, Scandinavian, Spanish & Portuguese, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Filipino & Austronesian.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
French & German37.1%
British & Irish31.7%
Eastern European7.1%
Other24.1%
Ebel

Possible origins of the surname Ebel

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Ebel have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Glasgow City, United Kingdom72.40%
Greater London, United Kingdom72.40%
West Midlands, United Kingdom72.40%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom72.40%
Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom71.40%

What Ebel haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Ebel is R-P312, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P312 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-Z282 and R-Z156, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Lindemann, Koster, Siebert, Hoppe, Wulff, Bode, Knorr, Oleson, Stromberg, Monson.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Ebel surname are: H1, H, N. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

ebelPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Ebel have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Ebel

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Ebel" Surname 47.1%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Ebel

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Ebel" Surname 28.0%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Ebel

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Ebel" Surname 20.5%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Ebel

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Ebel" Surname 16.7%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Ebel?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Ebel are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

French & German 60.8%

23andMe Users 57.2%