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Bendel Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of ribbons and cords, from a diminutive of Middle High German band ‘band’, ‘cord’. English: variant spelling of Bendell.

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


Similar surnames: Bandel, Wendel, Rendel, Benner, Bender, Bensel, Mendel, Bengel

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Bendel Family Origin

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Bendel Family Occupations

What did your Bendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bendel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Bendel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bendel family was Merchant. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bendel.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Merchant

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bendel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bendel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bendel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bendel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bendel. 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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Draft Card

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

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Bendel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bendel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bendel in 1947 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bendel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bendel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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