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Vencel Surname Meaning

Czech: from German Wenzel 1 a cognate of 2 below. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the more common Czech form Vencl. Compare Wencel 2 and Wencl . Americanized form of Slovenian Vencelj: from the personal name Vencelj a pet form of Venceslav from Wenceslaus (see Vaclav ). Compare Wencel 3 Wentzel 2 and Wenzel

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Vensel, Vences, Wencel, Engel, Bence, Venner, Mengel, Kenkel, Venier

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Where is the Vencel family from?

You can see how Vencel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vencel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Vencel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Vencel families living in New Jersey. This was about 47% of all the recorded Vencel's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Vencel families in 1880.
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What did your Vencel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Vencel. 100% of Vencel men worked as a Laborer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 461 census records available for the last name Vencel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vencel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 48 immigration records available for the last name Vencel. 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 Cards

There are 84 military records available for the last name Vencel. For the veterans among your Vencel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vencel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Vencel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vencel in 1953 was 79, and 94 in 2003.

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