Igel Family History

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Igel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German igel, German Igel ‘hedgehog’, given perhaps to a prickly or unapproachable person. There is a place near Trier called Igel, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Kugel, Engel, Gell, Reigel, Kegel, Eitel, Gehl, Segel, Sigel, Hegel

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Igel Family Origin

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Igel Family Occupations

What did your Igel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Igel. 22% of Igel men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Igel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Igel were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Bottle Selector
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%

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

Igel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Igel Life Expectancy

What is the average Igel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Igel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Igel in 1955 was 54, and 86 in 2003.

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