Tafel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German tafel ‘table’, ‘gameboard’, or ‘panel painting’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden panels (for tables, carvings, paintings, or room paneling), or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived by a roadside shrine or other religious motif; such depictions were (and still are common) in Bavaria and Austria. In some instances this may be a reduced form of Tafelmacher, literally ‘panel maker’. In this sense the name is also established as a Polish surname. German: from a field name, Middle High German tavel, for a field in a slightly elevated position.

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


Similar surnames: Gabel, Tavel, Hamel, Nagel, Pagel, Savel, Dagel, Apfel, Nadel, Stadel

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Tafel Family Origin

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Tafel Family Occupations

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  • Apothecary

    8%
  • Book Keeper

    8%
  • Clerk In Drug Store

    8%
  • Druggist

    8%

In 1880, Apothecary, Book Keeper and Clerk In Drug Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tafel. The most common Tafel occupation in the USA was Apothecary. 8% of Tafel's were Apothecarys. A less common occupation for the Tafel family was Druggist.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Tafel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tafel in 1963 was 85, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tafel

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