Engel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of various Germanic personal names (see, for example, Engelbert and Engelhard). A number of different elements have fallen together in Engel-, mainly Ingal, extended form of Ing, the name of a Germanic god or folk hero, and Angel ‘Angle’. The Angles were a Germanic tribe living on the Jutland peninsula; in the 5th–6th centuries they invaded eastern and northern Britain and gave their name to England (Old English Englaland ‘land of the Angles’). German and Dutch: in some cases a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of an angel, Middle High German engel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Engel ‘angel’ (see 2).

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


Similar surnames: Angel, Mengel, Hengel, Engen, Wengel, Enger, Rengel, Wendel, Bengel

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Engel Family Origin

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Engel Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Engel. The most common Engel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Engel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Engel family was Boarder/Border.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Boarder/Border

    8%

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Engel Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Engel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Engel in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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