Nestel Family History

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Nestel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a ribbon and cord maker, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch nestel ‘(shoe)lace’, ‘drawstring’, ‘cord’.

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

Similar surnames: Nestler, Nester, Nessel, Distel, Netzel, Zettel, Netter, Nebel

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Nestel Family Origin

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Nestel Family Occupations

What did your Nestel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nestel family was Porter. The most common Nestel occupation in the USA was Baker. 9% of Nestel's were Bakers. Baker, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nestel.

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  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Porter


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

Nestel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nestel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nestel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Nestel

Passenger List

There are 634 immigration records available for the last name Nestel. 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 530 military records available for the last name Nestel. For the veterans among your Nestel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nestel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nestel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nestel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nestel in 1963 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nestel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nestel 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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