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Brendel Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Brando (see Brand 1).

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

Similar surnames: Brandel, Brenzel, Bendel, Rendel, Randel, Wendel, Bandel, Reindel

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Where is the Brendel family from?

You can see how Brendel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brendel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brendel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Brendel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Brendel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Brendel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brendel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brendel. 22% of Brendel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Brendel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brendel were Salesman and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brendel. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Brendel. For the veterans among your Brendel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brendel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brendel in 1953 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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