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Bendel Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of ribbons and cords, from a diminutive of Middle High German band ‘band’, ‘cord’. English: variant spelling of Bendell.

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


Similar surnames: Bandel, Wendel, Rendel, Benner, Bender, Bensel, Mendel, Bengel

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Bendel Family Origin

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Bendel Family Occupations

What did your Bendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bendel. 17% of Bendel men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bendel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bendel were Clerk and Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Typist
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bendel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bendel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bendel 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 Bendel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bendel. For the veterans among your Bendel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bendel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bendel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bendel in 1947 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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