Meckel Family History

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Meckel Name Meaning

from a pet form of Meck. (Hesse): from a short or pet form of the female personal name Mechthild (see Metz). habitational name from Meckel in the Eifel region, south of Bitburg.

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

Similar surnames: Merkel, Eckel, Mackel, Mengel, Menzel, Seckel, Metzel, Ecker, Recker

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Meckel Family Origin

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Meckel Family Occupations

What did your Meckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meckel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Meckel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meckel family was Keeping House. Farmer, Machinist and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meckel.

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  • Farmer

  • Machinist

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Meckel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Meckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Meckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meckel 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Meckel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meckel. For the veterans among your Meckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meckel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meckel in 1962 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meckel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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