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Liegel Family History

Liegel Name Meaning

presumably a topographic name from Liegelberg, name of a hill near Uelzen in Lower Saxony. alternatively, perhaps, a nickname for a liar, from Middle High German liegen ‘to lie’, ‘fib’.

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


Similar surnames: Biegel, Riegel, Lingel, Siegel, Fiegel, Diegel, Ziegel, Igel, Riedel

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Where is the Liegel family from?

You can see how Liegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liegel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Liegel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Liegel families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Liegel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Liegel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liegel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Liegel. 24% of Liegel men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Liegel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liegel were Manager and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Owner
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Liegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liegel 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Liegel. 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 505 military records available for the last name Liegel. For the veterans among your Liegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liegel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Liegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Liegel in 1951 was 27, and 74 in 2003.

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