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Happel Family History

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’.

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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Where is the Happel family from?

You can see how Happel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Happel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Happel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Happel families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Happel's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Happel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Happel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Happel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Happel. 22% of Happel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Happel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Happel were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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What Happel family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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