Meckel Family History

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Meckel Name Meaning

from a pet form of Meck. (Hesse): from a short or pet form of the female personal name Mechthild (see Metz). habitational name from Meckel in the Eifel region, south of Bitburg.

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


Similar surnames: Merkel, Eckel, Mackel, Mengel, Menzel, Seckel, Metzel, Ecker, Recker

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Meckel Family Origin

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Meckel Family Occupations

What did your Meckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meckel. 27% of Meckel men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Meckel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meckel were Carpenter and Farm Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

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

Meckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Meckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meckel 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Meckel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meckel. For the veterans among your Meckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meckel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meckel in 1962 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

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