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Habel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Habo, a short form of various compound names formed with had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’. Dutch: topographic name from abeel, denoting a type of poplar tree. Dutch: from the personal name Abel (see Abel). Czech and German: Germanized variant of Czech Havel, from the saint’s name Gallus ‘Gall’.

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


Similar surnames: Abel, Babel, Gabel, Hamel, Hadel, Havel, Abele, Happel, Kabel, Zabel

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Where is the Habel family from?

You can see how Habel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Habel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Habel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Habel families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Habel's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Habel families in 1840.
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What did your Habel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Habel. 15% of Habel men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Habel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Habel were Clerk and Nurse.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Habel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Habel. For the veterans among your Habel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Habel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Habel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Habel in 1950 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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