Metzel Family History

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Metzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of various personal names, for example Matz (from Matthias), Metz (see Metz 1), or a Germanic personal name such as Matzo. German (Rhineland): variant of Metzler. This name is also established in Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Hetzel, Menzel, Netzel, Mengel, Metz, Oetzel, Metze, Matzen, Reitzel

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Metzel Family Origin

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Metzel Family Occupations

What did your Metzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metzel. The most common Metzel occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 10% of Metzel's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Metzel family was Book Keeper.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Book Keeper


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

Metzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Metzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metzel 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 557 immigration records available for the last name Metzel. 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 802 military records available for the last name Metzel. For the veterans among your Metzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Metzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Metzel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Metzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Metzel in 1953 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metzel 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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