Nebel Family History

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Nebel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Nebel ‘fog’, ‘mist’, Middle High German nebel. This could be a nickname, or alternatively a habitational name from any of several places so named in Schleswig-Holstein and Bavaria. In some cases it may be a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Nibelunc, Nebelung. Altered spelling of German Knebel.

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

Similar surnames: Nobel, Uebel, Eber, Gabel, Hebel, Leben, Rebel, Leber, Aubel, Knebel

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Nebel Family Origin

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Nebel Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nebel. 13% of Nebel men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Nebel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nebel were Manager and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Nebel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nebel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nebel 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 Nebel. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Nebel. For the veterans among your Nebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nebel Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nebel in 1955 was 68, and 86 in 2004.

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