Poppell Family History

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Poppell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of South German Poppel, from a pet form of Popp. habitational name from any of several places called Pöppeln in Thuringia, Pomerania, East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Poppel, Oppel, Popper, Morell, Toppel, Koppel, Portell, Poppe, Monell

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Poppell Family Origin

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Poppell Family Occupations

What did your Poppell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poppell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Poppell's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk In Store and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poppell. A less common occupation for the Poppell family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farming


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

Poppell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poppell Life Expectancy

What is the average Poppell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Poppell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Poppell in 1943 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poppell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poppell 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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