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Tempel Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Westphalian tempel ‘knoll’, ‘round hill’ or a habitational name from any of fifteen places so named. Dutch (van den Tempel, van der Tempel): habitational name from any of various places named De Tempel.

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


Similar surnames: Temple, Kemper, Rempel, Semper, Timpe, Kempen, Empey, Stempel, Timmel

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Where is the Tempel family from?

You can see how Tempel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tempel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tempel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Tempel families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tempel's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Tempel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tempel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tempel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tempel. 29% of Tempel men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Tempel women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tempel were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    18%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tempel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tempel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tempel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tempel. For the veterans among your Tempel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tempel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tempel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tempel in 1951 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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