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Hengel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of handles, hooks, or hangers, from Middle High German hengel ‘handle’. German: from a pet form of the personal name Heng. Shortened form of Dutch van Hengel, a habitational name for someone from Hengel, near Houthalen, in the Belgian province of Limburg.

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


Similar surnames: Engel, Mengel, Hegel, Rengel, Wengel, Wendel, Hendel, Dengel, Henzel

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Hengel Family Origin

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Hengel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Carpenter R. R.

    7%
  • Coachman

    7%

In 1880, the most common Hengel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Hengel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hengel family was Coachman. Farmer, Baker and Carpenter R. R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hengel.

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Hengel Historical Records

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Hengel Life Expectancy

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