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Handel Name Meaning

German (also Händel) and Jewish: from a pet form of the personal name Hans. Sometimes this can be from a pet form of Heinrich, e.g. Heindl, Haindl. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a merchant, German Handel ‘trade’, ‘commerce’.

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


Similar surnames: Bandel, Mandel, Hendel, Hansel, Kandel, Randel, Sandel, Hanzel

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Handel Family Origin

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Handel Family Occupations

What did your Handel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Acune were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Handel. 24% of Handel men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Handel women worked as an Acune. Some less common occupations for Americans named Handel were Agent and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Agent
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Acune
    15%
  • Clergyman
    15%
  • Dressmaker
    15%
  • Operator
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Handel Historical Records

What Handel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Handel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Handel. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Handel. For the veterans among your Handel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Handel Life Expectancy

What is the average Handel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Handel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Handel in 1949 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Handel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Handel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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