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Edel Family History

Edel Name Meaning
German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Edilo, formed with Old High German adal ‘tribe’, ‘family’, ‘nobility’.German: status name from Middle High German edel ‘noble’. See also Edelmann.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Eydl, meaning ‘noble’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German edel ‘noble’, ‘splendid’, ‘fine’. See also Adel 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

39,252 Historical Documents with Edel on Ancestry.com
15,179 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,185 Military Records
1,908 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Edel Families

  • Number of Edel families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Edel families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Edel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Edel census records

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Edel Family Origin

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Edel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Edel

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Edel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Edel census records

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Edel Civil War Service Records

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