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Herbel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Herbord composed of the elements heri hari ‘army’ + bord ‘shield rim shield’.

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

Similar surnames: Herpel, Herfel, Hertel, Herbert, Herbold, Hartel, Heibel, Zerbel

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Where is the Herbel family from?

You can see how Herbel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herbel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Herbel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Herbel families living in Missouri. This was about 44% of all the recorded Herbel's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Herbel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herbel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herbel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herbel. 31% of Herbel men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Herbel women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herbel were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Herbel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herbel 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 763 immigration records available for the last name Herbel. 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 614 military records available for the last name Herbel. For the veterans among your Herbel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herbel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Herbel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Herbel in 1955 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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