Adel Family History

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Adel Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of a number of personal names beginning with Old High German adal ‘noble’. Compare Edel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Adel ‘nobility’. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic adil ‘just’, ‘legally competent (as a witness)’.

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

Similar surnames: Edel, Ader, Apel, Ades, Ade, Kadel, Nadel, Abel, Adell, Axel

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Adel Family Origin

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Adel Family Occupations

What did your Adel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means was the top reported job for people in the UK named Adel.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means

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Adel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Adel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Adel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Adel Life Expectancy

What is the average Adel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Adel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Adel in 1958 was 55, and 80 in 2003.

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