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Langel Name Meaning

Swiss German and eastern German: from the nickname Langel ‘the tall one’, a diminutive of Lang. German: habitational name from any of several places called Langel.

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


Similar surnames: Lingel, Mangel, Langen, Langer, Angel, Lander, Dangel, Lange, Lage

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Where is the Langel family from?

You can see how Langel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Langel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Langel families living in Ohio. This was about 83% of all the recorded Langel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Langel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Langel. 26% of Langel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Langel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langel were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Sewing
    15%
  • Typist
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Langel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langel 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Langel. 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 609 military records available for the last name Langel. For the veterans among your Langel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Langel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Langel in 1954 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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