Hengel Family History

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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

What did your Hengel ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Carpenter R. R.

    7%
  • Coachman

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hengel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hengel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hengel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hengel. 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 Card

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

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Hengel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hengel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hengel in 1945 was 27, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hengel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hengel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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