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Loeffel Family History

Loeffel Name Meaning

German (Löffel): metonymic occupational name for a spoon maker from Middle High German leffel löffel ‘spoon’ (see Loeffler ). See also Leffel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Leffel, Hoeffel, Loeffler, Toepfer, Koffel, Griffel, Loesel, Bloedel

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Where is the Loeffel family from?

You can see how Loeffel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loeffel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Loeffel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Loeffel families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Loeffel's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Loeffel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loeffel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loeffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loeffel. 19% of Loeffel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Loeffel women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loeffel were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Loeffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loeffel 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Loeffel. 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 790 military records available for the last name Loeffel. For the veterans among your Loeffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loeffel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Loeffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Loeffel in 1947 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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