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Hendel Family History

Hendel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Handel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Handler. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the female personal name Hendl, a pet form of Hanna.

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


Similar surnames: Handel, Henzel, Hensel, Wendel, Mendel, Hengel, Rendel, Heidel

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Where is the Hendel family from?

You can see how Hendel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hendel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hendel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Hendel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hendel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hendel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hendel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hendel. 13% of Hendel men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Hendel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendel were Plumber and Packer.

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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

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Plumber
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Packer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hendel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hendel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hendel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hendel. For the veterans among your Hendel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hendel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hendel in 1958 was 79, and 69 in 2004.

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