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Gockel Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from a place in Westphalia called Gockeln. According to Bahlow, the place name is derived from gok, an obsolete word for a bog. South German: from Middle High German gogel ‘cheerful’, ‘lively’, either a nickname for someone with a cheerful disposition or an occupational name for an entertainer (modern German Gaukler). South German: nickname from a regional term gockel ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Rockel, Seckel, Pickel, Rocker, Godel, Gockley, Gaukel, Bickel

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Gockel Family Origin

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Gockel Family Occupations

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In 1880, Brick Mason, Coal Miner and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gockel. The most common Gockel occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 8% of Gockel's were Brick Masons. A less common occupation for the Gockel family was Farmer.

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  • Brick Mason

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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Gockel Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gockel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gockel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gockel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, Gockel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gockel in 1952 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

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