Kugel Family History

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Kugel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a rotund person, from Middle High German kugel(e), German Kugel ‘ball’, ‘orb’. The term also denoted a hooded cloak or round-topped mountain, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from either of these senses. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kugl, a term denoting various kinds of pudding.

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

Similar surnames: Kusel, Kegel, Gugel, Kogel, Igel, Engel, Kugler, Kagel, Kuter, Pugel

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Kugel Family Origin

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Kugel Family Occupations

What did your Kugel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farming were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kugel. 10% of Kugel men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Kugel women worked as a Farming. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kugel were Machinist and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farming
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Teacher

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

Kugel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kugel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kugel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kugel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kugel. For the veterans among your Kugel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kugel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kugel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kugel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kugel in 1953 was 35, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kugel

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