Tafel Family History

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Tafel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German tafel ‘table’, ‘gameboard’, or ‘panel painting’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden panels (for tables, carvings, paintings, or room paneling), or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived by a roadside shrine or other religious motif; such depictions were (and still are common) in Bavaria and Austria. In some instances this may be a reduced form of Tafelmacher, literally ‘panel maker’. In this sense the name is also established as a Polish surname. German: from a field name, Middle High German tavel, for a field in a slightly elevated position.

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

Similar surnames: Gabel, Tavel, Hamel, Nagel, Pagel, Savel, Dagel, Apfel, Nadel, Stadel

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Tafel Family Origin

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Tafel Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tafel.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Tafel Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Tafel. For the veterans among your Tafel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tafel Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tafel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tafel in 1963 was 85, and 82 in 2004.

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