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Poppel Name Meaning

South German (also Pöppel): from a pet form of the personal name Popp.

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


Similar surnames: Poppell, Oppel, Koppel, Poppe, Popken, Roppel, Popper, Peppel, Popke

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Where is the Poppel family from?

You can see how Poppel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poppel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Poppel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Poppel families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Poppel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Poppel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poppel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poppel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poppel. 25% of Poppel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Poppel women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poppel were Shipping Clerk and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Attendant
    13%
  • Shipping Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Poppel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poppel 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 789 immigration records available for the last name Poppel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Poppel. For the veterans among your Poppel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poppel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Poppel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Poppel in 1965 was 68, and 87 in 2003.

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