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Konkel Family History

Konkel Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch konckel, kunkel ‘distaff’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of distaffs or for a flax spinner. German: variant of Kunkel. German: habitational name from Kankel in Mecklenburg or near Posen (now Poznan).

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


Similar surnames: Kunkel, Kenkel, Kogel, Conkel, Konkol, Koppel, Winkel, Gockel, Rockel

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Where is the Konkel family from?

You can see how Konkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Konkel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Konkel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Konkel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Konkel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Konkel families in 1840.
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What did your Konkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Konkel. 26% of Konkel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Konkel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Konkel were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Konkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Konkel 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Konkel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Konkel. For the veterans among your Konkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Konkel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Konkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Konkel in 1949 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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