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Zundel Name Meaning

German (also Zündel): from a diminutive of Zunder a metonymic occupational name for a seller of kindling wood from Middle High German zunder ‘tinder’.

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


Similar surnames: Zindel, Bendel, Punzel, Kunkel, Wendel, Sindel, Zinnel, Zander

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Where is the Zundel family from?

You can see how Zundel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zundel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Zundel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Zundel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Zundel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zundel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zundel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zundel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zundel. 33% of Zundel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Zundel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zundel were Truck Driver and School Teacher. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • School Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zundel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zundel 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 684 immigration records available for the last name Zundel. 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 683 military records available for the last name Zundel. For the veterans among your Zundel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zundel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zundel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Zundel in 1952 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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