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Kegel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German and Middle Dutch 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’); in Early New High German (15th century) took on the meaning ‘uncouth person’. Slovenian: nickname from kegelj ‘skittle pin’ a word of German origin (see 1 above). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Kegelj and possibly also Kegl.

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

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

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Where is the Kegel family from?

You can see how Kegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kegel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Kegel families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Kegel's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Kegel families in 1911.
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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 USA 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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*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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Kegel lifespan?

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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