Hengel Family History

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Hengel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of handles, hooks, or hangers, from Middle High German hengel ‘handle’. German: from a pet form of the personal name Heng. Shortened form of Dutch van Hengel, a habitational name for someone from Hengel, near Houthalen, in the Belgian province of Limburg.

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

Similar surnames: Engel, Mengel, Hegel, Rengel, Wengel, Wendel, Hendel, Dengel, Henzel

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Hengel Family Origin

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Hengel Family Occupations

What did your Hengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hengel. 60% of Hengel men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machinist

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

Hengel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hengel 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 Hengel. 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 698 military records available for the last name Hengel. For the veterans among your Hengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hengel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hengel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hengel in 1945 was 27, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hengel

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