Axel Family History

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Axel Name Meaning

Scandinavian, Dutch, and North German: from the personal name Apsel, Danish and North German vernacular form of the Biblical name Absolom. As a Scandinavian surname it is a shortened form of the patronymic forms Axelsson or Axelsen. Belgian and Dutch: habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.

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

Similar surnames: Apel, Abel, Adel, Abele, Appel, Gabel, Aye, Ahl, Hamel, Axe

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Axel Family Origin

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Axel Family Occupations

What did your Axel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Axel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Axel's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Axel. A less common occupation for the Axel family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Axel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Axel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axel 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 Axel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 732 military records available for the last name Axel. For the veterans among your Axel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Axel Life Expectancy

What is the average Axel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Axel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Axel in 1955 was 62, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Axel 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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