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Kenkel Name Meaning

North German: variant of Künkel (see Kunkel ). South German: possibly a variant of Gengel deriving either from Old High German gang- ‘go’ an element in many personal names or from Middle High German gengeler ‘street seller seller of haberdashery’. South German: alternatively a topographic name from Middle High German kengel ‘gutter’; or from a shortened form of Swabian Kenkelin a variant of Künkelin a pet form of the personal name Konrad or Kuno.

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

Similar surnames: Kunkel, Mengel, Wendel, Konkel, Engel, Hengel, Winkel, Krengel

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Where is the Kenkel family from?

You can see how Kenkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenkel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kenkel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Kenkel families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kenkel's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Kenkel families in 1911.
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What did your Kenkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kenkel. 34% of Kenkel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kenkel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenkel were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kenkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenkel 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Kenkel. 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 446 military records available for the last name Kenkel. For the veterans among your Kenkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kenkel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kenkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kenkel in 1952 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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