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Vogel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a happy person or someone who liked to sing, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vogel ‘bird’. This name is found throughout central Europe, not only in German-speaking lands. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Foygl, cognate with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Rogel, Kogel, Bogel, Engel, Kugel, Godel, Voges, Voge, Igel, Gogel

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Vogel Family Origin

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Vogel Family Occupations

What did your Vogel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vogel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vogel. The most common Vogel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Vogel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Vogel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vogel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vogel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vogel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vogel. For the veterans among your Vogel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vogel Life Expectancy

What is the average Vogel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Vogel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Vogel in 1945 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vogel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vogel 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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