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Godel Name Meaning

German (also Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element gōd ‘good’ or god got ‘god’ for instance Gottfried . South German: variant of Godl Gödl a pet form of Gote from Middle High German gote göte ‘godfather -mother’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Godl a pet form of God a variant of Biblical Gad. French and English (of Norman origin): from a pet form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god got ‘god’. French: nickname from a diminutive of Old French gode ‘happy-go-lucky debauched’.

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

Similar surnames: Model, Edel, Boden, Goebel, Gabel, Gobel, Gockel, Godin, Loden, Bogel

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Where is the Godel family from?

You can see how Godel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Godel families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Godel families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Godel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Godel families in 1911.
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What did your Godel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Godel. 50% of Godel men worked as a Fils Cultivateur. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Fils Cultivateur
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Godel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godel 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 930 immigration records available for the last name Godel. 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 654 military records available for the last name Godel. For the veterans among your Godel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Godel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Godel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Godel in 1963 was 80, and 92 in 2003.

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