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Wandel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Wendel . Flemish (De Wandel): nickname for a pilgrim or an occupational name for a peddler or a nickname for an unreliable person.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wandell, Wendel, Mandel, Bandel, Wander, Wendl, Lander, Randell

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Where is the Wandel family from?

You can see how Wandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wandel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wandel families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Wandel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wandel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wandel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wandel. 20% of Wandel men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Wandel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wandel were Clerk and Dressmaker. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Sales Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Dressmaker
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wandel. 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 Wandel. For the veterans among your Wandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wandel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wandel in 1962 was 74, and 93 in 2004.

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