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Kugel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a rotund person, from Middle High German kugel(e), German Kugel ‘ball’, ‘orb’. The term also denoted a hooded cloak or round-topped mountain, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from either of these senses. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kugl, a term denoting various kinds of pudding.

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

Similar surnames: Kusel, Kegel, Gugel, Kogel, Igel, Engel, Kugler, Kagel, Kuter, Pugel

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Where is the Kugel family from?

You can see how Kugel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kugel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kugel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kugel family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kugel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kugel families in 1840.
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What did your Kugel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kugel. 22% of Kugel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kugel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kugel were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Farming
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kugel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kugel. For the veterans among your Kugel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kugel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kugel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kugel in 1953 was 35, and 86 in 2004.

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