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Bedel Name Meaning

French and German: occupational name from Old French bedel, a word with many senses in medieval Europe, among them ‘beadle’ ‘bailiff’, ‘janitor’, and ‘soldier’ (from Late Latin pedellus, bedellus ‘messenger’, ‘servant’). It is cognate with English Beadle.

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


Similar surnames: Bedell, Bendel, Edel, Redel, Bader, Bandel, Boden, Beel, Reder, Wedel

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Bedel Family Origin

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Bedel Family Occupations

What did your Bedel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bedel. The most common Bedel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bedel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bedel family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Bedel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bedel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bedel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bedel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bedel. For the veterans among your Bedel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bedel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bedel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bedel in 1955 was 40, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bedel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bedel 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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