Bedel Name Meaning

French and German: occupational name from Old French bedel, a word with many senses in medieval Europe, among them ‘beadle’ ‘bailiff’, ‘janitor’, and ‘soldier’ (from Late Latin pedellus, bedellus ‘messenger’, ‘servant’). It is cognate with English Beadle.

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


Similar surnames: Bedell, Bendel, Edel, Redel, Bader, Bandel, Boden, Beel, Reder, Wedel

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Bedel Family Origin

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Bedel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bedel. The most common Bedel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bedel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bedel family was Blacksmith.

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Bedel Historical Records

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Bedel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Bedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bedel in 1955 was 40, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bedel

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