Igel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German igel, German Igel ‘hedgehog’, given perhaps to a prickly or unapproachable person. There is a place near Trier called Igel, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Kugel, Engel, Gell, Reigel, Kegel, Eitel, Gehl, Segel, Sigel, Hegel

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Igel Family Origin

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Igel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Bottle Dealer

    8%
  • Cigar Maker

    8%
  • Druggist

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Igel family was Druggist. The most common Igel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Igel's were Farmers. Farmer, Bottle Dealer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Igel.

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Igel Historical Records

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Igel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2003, Igel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Igel in 1955 was 54, and 86 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Igel

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