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Kandel Family History

Kandel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kandel, German Kandel ‘pitcher’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of these. German: habitational name from either of two places so named: in the Rhineland-Palatinate and in the Black Forest.

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

Similar surnames: Mandel, Handel, Bandel, Zindel, Kadel, Sandel, Lander, Kunkel, Wendel

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Where is the Kandel family from?

You can see how Kandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kandel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Kandel families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Kandel's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Kandel families in 1880.
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What did your Kandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kandel. 18% of Kandel men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Kandel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kandel were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kandel. 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 822 military records available for the last name Kandel. For the veterans among your Kandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kandel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kandel in 1950 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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