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Fandel Name Meaning

German:: from a diminutive of Fendt . metonymic occupational name for a maker of copper or iron pans from Pfand(e)l.

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

Similar surnames: Kandel, Handel, Bandel, Mandel, Faniel, Mantel, Sandel, Zindel, Faden

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Where is the Fandel family from?

You can see how Fandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fandel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Fandel families living in Quebec. This was about 37% of all the recorded Fandel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Fandel families in 1911.
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What did your Fandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fandel. 27% of Fandel men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Fandel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fandel were Labor and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fandel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fandel 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 314 immigration records available for the last name Fandel. 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 409 military records available for the last name Fandel. For the veterans among your Fandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fandel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fandel in 1962 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

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