Recknagel Family History

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Recknagel Name Meaning

German (Thuringian): from Middle High German recken ‘to raise or lift’ (here in the imperative) + nagel ‘nail’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or perhaps an obscene nickname (with a transferred sense for nagel, i.e. ‘penis’).

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


Similar surnames: Nagel, Bengel, Hufnagel, Ringel, Krengel, Regel, Mengel, Hengel

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Recknagel Family Origin

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Recknagel Family Occupations

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  • Druggist

    17%
  • Fire Insurance Agent

    17%
  • Keepinghouse

    17%
  • Luthern Minister

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Recknagel family was Luthern Minister. Druggist, Fire Insurance Agent and Keepinghouse were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Recknagel. The most common Recknagel occupation in the USA was Druggist. 17% of Recknagel's were Druggists.

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Recknagel Historical Records

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Recknagel Life Expectancy

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