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Lingel Name Meaning

German: possibly a shortened form of a habitational name from a place such as Lingelbach. Perhaps a nickname from Middle High German linge ‘hurried’, for someone always in a hurry (related to modern German gelingen).

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


Similar surnames: Linge, Pingel, Liegel, Ringel, Langel, Bingel, Lingen, Zindel, Linde

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Where is the Lingel family from?

You can see how Lingel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lingel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lingel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Lingel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lingel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lingel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lingel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lingel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lingel. 27% of Lingel men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lingel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lingel 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Lingel. 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 295 military records available for the last name Lingel. For the veterans among your Lingel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lingel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lingel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lingel in 1955 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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