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Handel Name Meaning

German (also Händel) and Jewish: from a pet form of the personal name Hans. Sometimes this can be from a pet form of Heinrich, e.g. Heindl, Haindl. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a merchant, German Handel ‘trade’, ‘commerce’.

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

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Handel Family Origin

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Handel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Handel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Handel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Handel family was Keeping House. Farmer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Handel.

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Handel Historical Records

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Handel Life Expectancy

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