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Schenkel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.

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

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Schenkel Family Origin

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Schenkel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schenkel family was Butcher. The most common Schenkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Schenkel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schenkel.

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Schenkel Historical Records

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Schenkel Life Expectancy

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Famous Schenkel Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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