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Bandel Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a diminutive of Band. South German: occupational name for a ribbon-maker. Compare Bendel. German: possibly a variant of Pandel, from a pet form of the personal name Pantaleon (see Pantaleo). Slovenian: possibly a medieval respelling of the Latin personal name Pantaleon, originating in western Slovenia. It may also be an Americanized form of the surname Bandelj, which is of the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Mandel, Sandel, Handel, Brandel, Randel, Bendel, Kandel, Bindel

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Where is the Bandel family from?

You can see how Bandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bandel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Bandel families living in Maryland. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bandel's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bandel families in 1840.
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What did your Bandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bandel. 18% of Bandel men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Bandel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bandel were Farming and Bookkeeper.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    32%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bandel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bandel. For the veterans among your Bandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bandel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bandel in 1947 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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