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

What did your Wachtel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Clothing Merchant


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

Wachtel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wachtel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wachtel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wachtel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wachtel. For the veterans among your Wachtel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wachtel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wachtel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wachtel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wachtel in 1950 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wachtel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wachtel 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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