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Gaukel Name Meaning

South German: occupational name, and occasionally a nickname, for a traveling entertainer, from Middle High German gaukeln ‘to perform magic’, ‘do tricks’.

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


Similar surnames: Gockel, Gaebel, Gugel, Gammel, Gabel, Gaumer, Gacke, Baumel, Gauger

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Where is the Gaukel family from?

You can see how Gaukel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaukel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gaukel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 22 Gaukel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Gaukel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gaukel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaukel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaukel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaukel. 58% of Gaukel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gaukel women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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
    58%
  • Manager
    22%
  • Farming
    22%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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What Gaukel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gaukel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaukel 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Gaukel. 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 220 military records available for the last name Gaukel. For the veterans among your Gaukel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaukel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gaukel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gaukel in 1965 was 67, and 62 in 2004.

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