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Deel Name Meaning

North German: variant of Diehl. Probably a respelling of German Diehl, Diel. Variant spelling of English Deal.

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


Similar surnames: Deal, Keel, Seel, Teel, Dees, Beel, Deer, Peel, Demel, Diel

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Where is the Deel family from?

You can see how Deel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Deel families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Deel's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Deel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deel. 25% of Deel men worked as a Farmer and 53% of Deel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deel were Miner and 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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Mining
    9%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    53%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Waitress
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Deel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deel 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Deel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Deel. For the veterans among your Deel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Deel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Deel in 1944 was 23, and 65 in 2004.

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