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Bengel Name Meaning

German:: 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. Compare Bangle .

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

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

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Where is the Bengel family from?

You can see how Bengel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bengel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bengel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Bengel families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bengel's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Bengel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bengel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bengel. 22% of Bengel men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Bengel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bengel were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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