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Angel Name Meaning

English: from Middle English angel ‘angel’ (from Latin angelus), probably applied as a nickname for someone of angelic temperament or appearance or for someone who played the part of an angel in a pageant. As a North American surname it may also be an Americanized form of a cognate European surname, as for example Italian Angelo, Rumanian Anghel, Czech Andel, or Hungarian Angyal. German: ethnic name for a member of a Germanic people on the Jutland peninsula; members of this tribe invaded eastern and northern Britain in the 5th–6th centuries and gave their name to England. See Engel. Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): from the Latin personal name Angelus.

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


Similar surnames: Engel, Andel, Angelo, Mangel, Anger, Ancel, Bandel, Daniel, Ranger

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Where is the Angel family from?

You can see how Angel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Angel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Angel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 322 Angel families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Angel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Angel families in 1891.
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What did your Angel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Angel. 15% of Angel men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Angel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Angel were Incapacitated and Private Means. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Angel. 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 Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Angel. For the veterans among your Angel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Angel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Angel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Angel in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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