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Duel Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Düll (see Duell).

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

Similar surnames: Duey, Dull, Duhl, Duell, Diel, Due, Deel, Aubel, Dubel, Dusel

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Where is the Duel family from?

You can see how Duel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Duel families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Duel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Duel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duel. 31% of Duel men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Duel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duel were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Mch Operator
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Duel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duel 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Duel. 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 Duel. For the veterans among your Duel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Duel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Duel in 1963 was 59, and 66 in 2003.

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