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Hengel Family History

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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Where is the Hengel family from?

You can see how Hengel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hengel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hengel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Hengel families living in Minnesota. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hengel's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hengel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hengel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hengel. 29% of Hengel men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Hengel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hengel were Mechanic and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 698 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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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.

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