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Stempel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stempel German Stempel ‘(coin) stamp’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a mint or someone who made seals.

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


Similar surnames: Stemper, Steckel, Stepper, Semmel, Stoppel, Stamper, Steer, Stremel

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Where is the Stempel family from?

You can see how Stempel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stempel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stempel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Stempel family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Stempel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stempel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stempel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stempel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stempel. 19% of Stempel men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Stempel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stempel were Proprietor and Typist. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Typist
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stempel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Stempel. For the veterans among your Stempel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stempel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Stempel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stempel in 1959 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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