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Eitel Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with agi ‘point (of a sword)’, ‘corner’ (Old High German ecka). nickname from Middle High German itel ‘bare’, ‘only’. In the days before surnames had begun to make their mark, bearers of common personal names would often have a second personal name as a distinguishing feature; someone who did not have a second such name could be distinguished by this fact in itself, as for example itel Hans as against Hans Joachim. The meaning ‘vain’, ‘conceited’ is comparatively late and has probably not contributed to the family name.

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


Similar surnames: Ertel, Keitel, Engel, Eitzen, Eiben, Meisel, Distel, Ettel, Tite

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Where is the Eitel family from?

You can see how Eitel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eitel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eitel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Eitel families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eitel's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Eitel families in 1840.
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What did your Eitel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eitel. 29% of Eitel men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Eitel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eitel were Mechanic and Bookkeeper.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eitel. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Eitel. For the veterans among your Eitel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eitel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eitel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Eitel in 1953 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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