Wiegel Family History

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Wiegel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element wig ‘battle’, ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Siegel, Wieger, Wiebe, Hiegel, Giesel, Diegel, Riedel, Liedel, Boegel

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Wiegel Family Origin

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Wiegel Family Occupations

What did your Wiegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiegel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Wiegel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiegel family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiegel.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Book Keeper

  • Laborer


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

Wiegel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wiegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiegel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiegel. 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 Wiegel. For the veterans among your Wiegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiegel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiegel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wiegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wiegel in 1951 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiegel 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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