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Stengel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a thin lanky person from Middle High German stengel ‘stalk stem’.

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


Similar surnames: Stenger, Steckel, Juengel, Strenger, Sprengel, Soergel, Krengel

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Where is the Stengel family from?

You can see how Stengel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stengel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stengel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Stengel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Stengel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stengel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stengel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stengel. 14% of Stengel men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Stengel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stengel were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Stengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stengel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stengel. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Stengel. For the veterans among your Stengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stengel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Stengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stengel in 1953 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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