Spitznagel Family History

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Spitznagel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a nailsmith, from Middle High German spitz ‘pointed’ + nagel ‘nail’.

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

Similar surnames: Hartnagel, Nothnagel, Spannagel, Nagel, Silbernagel, Spiegel, Spindel

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Spitznagel Family Origin

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Spitznagel Family Occupations

What did your Spitznagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spitznagel. The most common Spitznagel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Spitznagel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spitznagel family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Black Smith

  • Keeping House


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

Spitznagel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spitznagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spitznagel 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 548 immigration records available for the last name Spitznagel. 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 540 military records available for the last name Spitznagel. For the veterans among your Spitznagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spitznagel Life Expectancy

What is the average Spitznagel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Spitznagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Spitznagel in 1963 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spitznagel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spitznagel 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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