Pugel Family History

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Pugel Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovenian Pugelj, a nickname from pugelj, an obsolete Slovenian word meaning ‘wether’, denoting someone with any of the characteristics attributed to a wether, e.g. a person with curly hair, or a fat person, or a roguish child.

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


Similar surnames: Kugel, Angel, Gugel, Kegel, Vogel, Huegel, Ruge, Bubel, Rubel, Puder

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Pugel Family Origin

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Pugel Family Occupations

What did your Pugel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pugel. 28% of Pugel men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Pugel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pugel were Peddler and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Peddler
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Packer
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%

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

Pugel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 793 census records available for the last name Pugel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pugel 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Pugel. 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 254 military records available for the last name Pugel. For the veterans among your Pugel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pugel Life Expectancy

What is the average Pugel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pugel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Pugel in 1964 was 77, and 90 in 2004.

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