Liegel Family History

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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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Liegel Family Origin

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Liegel Family Occupations

What did your Liegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Liegel family was Laborer. Gilter, Keeping House and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Liegel. The most common Liegel occupation in the USA was Gilter. 17% of Liegel's were Gilters.

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  • Gilter

  • Keeping House

  • Labor

  • Laborer


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Liegel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Liegel Life Expectancy

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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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