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Dengel Name Meaning

from a pet form of the medieval personal name Anton(ius) (see Anthony) or a Sorbian short form of Daniel. Westphalian nickname for an idler, from Low German dengel ‘sluggish’.

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


Similar surnames: Mengel, Dentel, Engel, Hengel, Wengel, Dangel, Denzel, Rengel, Wendel

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Where is the Dengel family from?

You can see how Dengel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dengel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Dengel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dengel family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Dengel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dengel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dengel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dengel. 20% of Dengel men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Dengel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dengel were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    20%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dengel 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 859 immigration records available for the last name Dengel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dengel. For the veterans among your Dengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dengel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Dengel in 1962 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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