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Bixel Family History

Bixel Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant spelling of Bichsel.

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


Similar surnames: Biel, Gisel, Wikel, Bindl, Beel, Bixler, Weixel, Bice, Viel, Bisel

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Where is the Bixel family from?

You can see how Bixel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bixel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bixel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Bixel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bixel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bixel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bixel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bixel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bixel. 28% of Bixel men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Bixel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bixel were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Mechanic
    17%
  • Machinist
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • School Teacher
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bixel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bixel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Bixel. 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 Cards

There are 684 military records available for the last name Bixel. For the veterans among your Bixel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bixel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Bixel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bixel in 1953 was 48, and 83 in 2003.

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