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Kregel Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a tenacious active person from Middle Low German kregel ‘strong-willed ready to act tenacious’ which in modern Low German came to mean ‘lively vivacious’. Compare Cragle .

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


Similar surnames: Krekel, Kegel, Krengel, Kreger, Kogel, Kugel, Reigel, Wrege, Krauel

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Where is the Kregel family from?

You can see how Kregel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kregel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kregel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 44 Kregel families living in Iowa. This was about 54% of all the recorded Kregel's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kregel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kregel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kregel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kregel. 22% of Kregel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kregel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kregel were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kregel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kregel 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Kregel. 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 418 military records available for the last name Kregel. For the veterans among your Kregel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kregel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kregel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kregel in 1962 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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