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Distel Name Meaning

German, North German, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of ground overgrown with thistles, or perhaps a nickname for a ‘prickly’ person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch distel ‘thistle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably in most cases an unflattering name bestowed on Jews by non-Jewish government officials in 18th- and 19th-century central Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Postel, Dautel, Eitel, Doster, Rittel, Kittel, Kisiel, Fissel, Bittel

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Distel Family Origin

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Distel Family Occupations

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  • Brewer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • B. Smith

    7%

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In 1880, Brewer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Distel. The most common Distel occupation in the USA was Brewer. 14% of Distel's were Brewers. A less common occupation for the Distel family was B. Smith.

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Distel Historical Records

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Distel Life Expectancy

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