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Engels Name Meaning

German Dutch and Flemish: patronymic from Engel This surname is also found in France (Nord Alsace and Lorraine).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Engel, Engell, Neels, Eggers, Engelson, Jagels, Eckels, Jungels

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Where is the Engels family from?

You can see how Engels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Engels families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 64 Engels families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Engels's in USA. New York had the highest population of Engels families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Engels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Engels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Engels. 17% of Engels men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Engels women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engels were Proprietor 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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Engels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engels 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Engels. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Engels. For the veterans among your Engels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engels lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Engels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Engels in 1948 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

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