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Fogel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Vogel . Polish and French (Lorraine); Slovak (also Fógel); Hungarian (Fógel): altered form of German Vogel . Americanized form of German Vogel .

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


Similar surnames: Vogel, Mogel, Fogal, Segel, Sigel, Doyel, Figel, Logel, Fidel, Foye

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Where is the Fogel family from?

You can see how Fogel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fogel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fogel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 21 Fogel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 91% of all the recorded Fogel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fogel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fogel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fogel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fogel. 14% of Fogel men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Fogel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fogel were Clerk and Housework. .

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Fogel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fogel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fogel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fogel. For the veterans among your Fogel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fogel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fogel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fogel in 1954 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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