Wachtel Family History

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Wachtel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German wahtel ‘quail’, a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person thought to resemble the bird. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name taken from German Wachtel or Yiddish vakhtl ‘quail’.

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


Similar surnames: Wachter, Kachel, Lichter, Pachter, Nacht, Rachel, Achter, Bacher

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Wachtel Family Origin

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Wachtel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Clothing Merchant

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wachtel. The most common Wachtel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Wachtel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wachtel family was Clothing Merchant.

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Wachtel Historical Records

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Wachtel Life Expectancy

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