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Yakel Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jackl or Jäckel, from a pet form of the personal name Jach. Jewish: from a pet form of Jacob.

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


Similar surnames: Yackel, Yokel, Jakel, Yake, Apel, Yeakel, Basel, Wankel, Yaney, Axel

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Where is the Yakel family from?

You can see how Yakel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yakel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yakel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Yakel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Yakel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yakel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yakel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yakel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yakel. 24% of Yakel men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Yakel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yakel were Carpenter and Folder.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Folder
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yakel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yakel 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Yakel. 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 384 military records available for the last name Yakel. For the veterans among your Yakel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yakel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Yakel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Yakel in 1960 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

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