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Fiegel Name Meaning

German:: metonymic occupational name for a fiddler from the dialect word figele ‘fiddle violin’ (from Late Latin figella). diminutive of Fiege . from a pet form of the personal name Vigil Latin Vigilius. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Fickel and Figel .

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


Similar surnames: Siegel, Diegel, Riegel, Fieger, Ziegel, Biegel, Flegel, Fegely

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Where is the Fiegel family from?

You can see how Fiegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fiegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fiegel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Fiegel families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Fiegel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Fiegel families in 1911.
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What did your Fiegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fiegel. 36% of Fiegel men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Fiegel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fiegel were Mechanic and Servant. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Teacher
    31%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Servant
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fiegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fiegel 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 507 immigration records available for the last name Fiegel. 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 576 military records available for the last name Fiegel. For the veterans among your Fiegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fiegel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Fiegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fiegel in 1948 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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