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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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Where is the Vogel family from?

You can see how Vogel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vogel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vogel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Vogel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Vogel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Vogel families in 1840.
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What did your Vogel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vogel. 12% of Vogel men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Vogel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vogel were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 125,000 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 Lists

There are 41,000 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 Cards

There are 57,000 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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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.

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