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Boeckel Name Meaning

German (Böckel) and Dutch (Van Boeckel): habitational name from any of several places called Böckel in the Rhineland Westphalia and Lower Saxony or from the villages of Boekel in North Holland and North Brabant. German (Böckel): nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German boc ‘buck ram’. Compare Beckel .

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


Similar surnames: Boecker, Gockel, Becken, Rockel, Buechel, Beckel, Broeckel, Boesel

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Where is the Boeckel family from?

You can see how Boeckel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boeckel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Boeckel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Boeckel family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Boeckel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Boeckel families in 1840.
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What did your Boeckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boeckel. 22% of Boeckel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Boeckel women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Owner
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boeckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boeckel 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Boeckel. 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 523 military records available for the last name Boeckel. For the veterans among your Boeckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boeckel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boeckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boeckel in 1940 was 39, and 63 in 2004.

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