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Orgel Name Meaning

South German (Örgel): from Middle High German erkelin (a loanword from Latin arca ‘grape bin’, ‘vat’), hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in a vineyard. English: variant spelling of Orgill. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Orgel ‘organ’.

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


Similar surnames: Nagel, Vogel, Engel, Regel, Segel, Kogel, Ermel, Orel, Hegel, Angel

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Orgel Family Origin

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Orgel Family Occupations

What did your Orgel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Orgel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Orgel's were Laborers. Laborer and Taylor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orgel.

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Taylor

    50%

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

Orgel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orgel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orgel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Orgel. 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 Orgel. For the veterans among your Orgel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orgel Life Expectancy

What is the average Orgel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Orgel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Orgel in 1963 was 77, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orgel 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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