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Kardel Surname Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a wool carder from a diminutive of Karde the instrument used for combing wool. Karde is also the name of a kind of thistle which was originally used for this work. German: topographic name from Kardel Rhineland dialect for a steep hillside path hewn out of the rock. Compare Cardell Cordell and Kardell . Possibly also an Americanized form of Slovenian Kardelj (see Kardell ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kardell, Kandel, Karpel, Kadel, Karmel, Karel, Mandel, Kader, Marvel

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Where is the Kardel family from?

You can see how Kardel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kardel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kardel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kardel family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Kardel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Kardel families in 1911.
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What did your Kardel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kardel. 34% of Kardel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kardel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kardel were Miner and Typist. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Miner
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Typist
    50%
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Census Records

There are 772 census records available for the last name Kardel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kardel 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Kardel. 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 207 military records available for the last name Kardel. For the veterans among your Kardel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kardel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Kardel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kardel in 1955 was 35, and 73 in 2003.

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