Bengel Family History

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Bengel Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named, for example in Bavaria and the Mosel area. from Middle High German bengel ‘club’, ‘cudgel’ or in a transferred sense ‘hooligan’, ‘lout’, hence a nickname for a boorish man.

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

Similar surnames: Bensel, Engel, Mengel, Benge, Hengel, Bingel, Wengel, Bendel, Rengel

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Bengel Family Origin

Where is the Bengel family from?

Bengel Family Occupations

What did your Bengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bengel. A less common occupation for the Bengel family was Keeping House. The most common Bengel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Bengel's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Bengel Historical Records

What Bengel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bengel 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Bengel. 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 Bengel. For the veterans among your Bengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bengel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bengel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bengel in 1957 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bengel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bengel 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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