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Kagel Family History

Kagel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or hooded robes and cloaks, from Low German Kogel, Kagel (from Latin cuculla ‘sphere’). German: variant of Kögel (see Kogel).

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


Similar surnames: Kogel, Kabel, Kage, Dagel, Nagel, Pagel, Kugel, Kadel, Segel, Gabel

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Where is the Kagel family from?

You can see how Kagel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kagel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kagel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kagel families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kagel's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kagel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kagel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kagel. 17% of Kagel men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Kagel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kagel were Cutter and Laborer.

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Cutter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    35%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kagel 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Kagel. 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 673 military records available for the last name Kagel. For the veterans among your Kagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kagel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kagel in 1951 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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