Hodel Family History

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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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Hodel Family Origin

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Hodel Family Occupations

What did your Hodel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hodel family was Farming. The most common Hodel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hodel's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hodel.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Driver

  • Farming


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

Hodel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hodel Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hodel 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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