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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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Where is the Pagel family from?

You can see how Pagel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pagel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pagel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 144 Pagel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 28% of all the recorded Pagel's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Pagel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pagel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pagel. 29% of Pagel men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Pagel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pagel were Salesman and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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