Kenkel Family History

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Kenkel Name Meaning

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’; alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German kengel ‘gutter’ or a shortened form of Swabian Kenkelin, a variant of Künkelin, a pet form of the personal name Konrad or Kuno, or alternatively a diminutive of Kunkel, a nickname for a tall, lanky man.

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


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

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Kenkel Family Origin

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Kenkel Family Occupations

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 US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%

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

Kenkel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kenkel Life Expectancy

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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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