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Nebel Family History

Nebel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Nebel ‘fog mist’ Middle High German nēbel. 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 ancient Germanic personal name Nibelunc Nebelung. Altered form of German Knebel . Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named meaning ‘new homestead’.

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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Where is the Nebel family from?

You can see how Nebel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nebel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nebel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Nebel families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nebel's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nebel families in 1911.
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What did your Nebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*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
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Nebel lifespan?

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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