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Bendel Family History

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 of Bendall . This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Bendel family from?

You can see how Bendel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bendel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bendel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Bendel families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bendel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bendel families in 1911.
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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 USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Typist
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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