Schenkel Family History

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Schenkel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.

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


Similar surnames: Schenker, Schendel, Schenk, Schindel, Schinkel, Schlenker, Steckel

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Schenkel Family Origin

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Schenkel Family Occupations

What did your Schenkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schenkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Schenkel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schenkel family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schenkel.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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Schenkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schenkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schenkel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schenkel. 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 Schenkel. For the veterans among your Schenkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schenkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schenkel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schenkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schenkel in 1945 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schenkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schenkel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Schenkel Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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