Nagel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Dutch nagel, German Nagel ‘nail’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails. Compare English Nail.

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

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Nagel Family Origin

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Nagel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nagel. A less common occupation for the Nagel family was Butcher. The most common Nagel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Nagel's were Farmers.

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Nagel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Nagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nagel in 1943 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nagel

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