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Godel Name Meaning

English: from an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila. German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Godl, a pet form of God, a variant of biblical Gad.

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

Similar surnames: Model, Edel, Boden, Goebel, Gabel, Gobel, Gockel, Godin, Loden, Bogel

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Where is the Godel family from?

You can see how Godel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Godel families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 16 Godel families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Godel's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Godel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Godel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Godel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Godel. 36% of Godel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Godel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Godel were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Godel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godel 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 930 immigration records available for the last name Godel. 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 654 military records available for the last name Godel. For the veterans among your Godel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Godel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Godel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Godel in 1963 was 80, and 92 in 2003.

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