Yakel Family History

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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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Yakel Family Origin

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Yakel Family Occupations

What did your Yakel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yakel family was Farming. The most common Yakel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Yakel's were Farmers. Farmer, Shoemaker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yakel.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming


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

Yakel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Yakel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yakel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yakel 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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