Pagel Family History

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Pagel Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Pagel, a Low German form of Paul. North German (Pägel): metonymic occupational name for a calibrator, from Low German pegel ‘water level gauge’, ‘small container’ (see Pegler 3). French: diminutive of Page.

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

Similar surnames: Page, Dagel, Kagel, Nagel, Hegel, Hamel, Gabel, Engel, Axel, Sagel

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Pagel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pagel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pagel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Pagel Family Origin

Where is the Pagel family from?

Pagel Family Occupations

What did your Pagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pagel. A less common occupation for the Pagel family was Farming. The most common Pagel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Pagel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Pagel Historical Records

What Pagel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Pagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pagel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pagel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pagel. For the veterans among your Pagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pagel Life Expectancy

What is the average Pagel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pagel in 1953 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pagel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pagel 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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