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Gaebel Name Meaning

from the personal name Gabelo, a derivative of Gabo, of unexplained origin. habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a fork (see Gabel). South German: from Middle High German gebel ‘skull’, ‘head’, presumably a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the skull.

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


Similar surnames: Giebel, Gabel, Gambel, Goebel, Nebel, Griebel, Gimbel, Uebel, Aubel

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Where is the Gaebel family from?

You can see how Gaebel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaebel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gaebel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Gaebel families living in Illinois. This was about 28% of all the recorded Gaebel's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gaebel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaebel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaebel. 19% of Gaebel men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gaebel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaebel were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • House Work
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 575 immigration records available for the last name Gaebel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaebel. For the veterans among your Gaebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaebel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Gaebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gaebel in 1953 was 46, and 65 in 2003.

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