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Hodel Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a trader in rags, from the dialect word hodel, hudel ‘rag’.

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


Similar surnames: Model, Godel, Hader, Hodell, Hobel, Hegel, Hober, Hohl, Hadel, Krodel

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Where is the Hodel family from?

You can see how Hodel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hodel family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hodel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hodel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hodel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hodel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodel. 24% of Hodel men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Hodel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodel were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hodel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodel 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 Hodel. 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 983 military records available for the last name Hodel. For the veterans among your Hodel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hodel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hodel in 1953 was 74, and 86 in 2004.

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