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Dovel Family History

Dovel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dovell. Respelling of Swedish Dovell.

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


Similar surnames: Lovel, Dovell, Covel, Hovel, Dover, Dove, Doyel, Dovey, Deel, Doten

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Where is the Dovel family from?

You can see how Dovel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dovel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dovel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Dovel families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dovel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dovel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dovel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dovel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dovel. 45% of Dovel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Dovel women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dovel were Carpenter 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
    45%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
    20%
  • Packer
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dovel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dovel 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 117 immigration records available for the last name Dovel. 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 715 military records available for the last name Dovel. For the veterans among your Dovel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dovel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dovel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dovel in 1951 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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