Kenkel Family History

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Kenkel Name Meaning

South German: possibly a variant of Gengel, deriving either from Old High German gang ‘go’, an element in many personal names, or from Middle High German gengeler ‘street seller’, ‘seller of haberdashery’; alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German kengel ‘gutter’ or a shortened form of Swabian Kenkelin, a variant of Künkelin, a pet form of the personal name Konrad or Kuno, or alternatively a diminutive of Kunkel, a nickname for a tall, lanky man.

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


Similar surnames: Kunkel, Mengel, Wendel, Konkel, Engel, Hengel, Winkel, Krengel

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Kenkel Family Origin

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Kenkel Family Occupations

What did your Kenkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenkel. A less common occupation for the Kenkel family was Cigar Mfr.. The most common Kenkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Kenkel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Cigar Manufacturer

    6%
  • Cigar Mfr.

    6%

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Kenkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kenkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenkel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kenkel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kenkel. For the veterans among your Kenkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenkel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kenkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kenkel in 1952 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenkel 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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