Kegel Family History

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Kegel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kegel ‘skittle’, ‘pin’, hence a nickname for an inveterate skittles or bowls player. The term also denoted an illegitimate child (hence the phrase (still current) mit Kind und Kegel ‘with all the family’) and in early New High German (15th century) took on the meaning ‘uncouth person’.

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

Similar surnames: Kugel, Hegel, Kogel, Kregel, Fegely, Reigel, Kagel, Nebel, Deger

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Kegel Family Origin

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Kegel Family Occupations

What did your Kegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kegel. 16% of Kegel men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Kegel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kegel were Manager and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • New Worker

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

Kegel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kegel Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kegel in 1959 was 60, and 85 in 2004.

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