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Sagel Family History

Sagel Name Meaning

South German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with sacha. ‘legal action’, ‘litigation’.

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

Similar surnames: Dagel, Sager, Pagel, Basel, Sage, Engel, Magel, Samuel, Gagel, Gabel

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Where is the Sagel family from?

You can see how Sagel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sagel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sagel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Sagel families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Sagel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sagel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sagel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sagel. 22% of Sagel men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Sagel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sagel were Proprietor and Musician.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Musician
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sagel 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 612 immigration records available for the last name Sagel. 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 255 military records available for the last name Sagel. For the veterans among your Sagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sagel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2002, in the United States, Sagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sagel in 1949 was 53, and 70 in 2002.

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