Happel Family History

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Happel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert, composed of the elements had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ or bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a seller of apples, a variant of Appel.

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

Similar surnames: Happe, Appel, Haspel, Hampel, Happ, Apel, Huppe, Herpel, Harpel

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Happel Family Origin

Where is the Happel family from?

Happel Family Occupations

What did your Happel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Happel occupation in Canada was Scholar. 21% of Happel's were Scholars. A less common occupation for the Happel family was Navigator. Scholar and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Happel.

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  • Scholar

  • Farmer

  • Navigator


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Happel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Happel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Happel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Happel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Happel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Happel. For the veterans among your Happel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Happel Life Expectancy

What is the average Happel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Happel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Happel in 1953 was 35, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Happel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Happel 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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