Eitel Family History

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Eitel Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with agi ‘point (of a sword)’, ‘corner’ (Old High German ecka). nickname from Middle High German itel ‘bare’, ‘only’. In the days before surnames had begun to make their mark, bearers of common personal names would often have a second personal name as a distinguishing feature; someone who did not have a second such name could be distinguished by this fact in itself, as for example itel Hans as against Hans Joachim. The meaning ‘vain’, ‘conceited’ is comparatively late and has probably not contributed to the family name.

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

Similar surnames: Ertel, Keitel, Engel, Eitzen, Eiben, Meisel, Distel, Ettel, Tite

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Eitel Family Origin

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Eitel Family Occupations

What did your Eitel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eitel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Eitel's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eitel. A less common occupation for the Eitel family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher

  • Farming


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Eitel Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eitel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Eitel. For the veterans among your Eitel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eitel Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eitel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Eitel in 1953 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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