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Fluegel Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of south German Pflügl, Pfliegl, metonymic occupational names for a plow maker or, by extension, for a farmer, from a diminutive of Middle High German pfluoc ‘plow’. topographic name from the field name Flügel, literally ‘wing’, denoting a jutting piece of land extending beyond the boundaries of a farmer’s land.

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

Similar surnames: Flegel, Bluemel, Pflueger, Flieger, Fiegel, Fegely, Siegel, Liegel

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Where is the Fluegel family from?

You can see how Fluegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fluegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fluegel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Fluegel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Fluegel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fluegel families in 1880.
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What did your Fluegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fluegel. 39% of Fluegel men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Fluegel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fluegel were Farming and Telephone Opherator. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Telephone Opherator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fluegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fluegel 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 705 immigration records available for the last name Fluegel. 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 522 military records available for the last name Fluegel. For the veterans among your Fluegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fluegel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fluegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fluegel in 1951 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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