Ertel Family History

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Ertel Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort ‘point (of a sword or lance)’.

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

Similar surnames: Eitel, Ettel, Bertel, Hertel, Ermel, Oertel, Mergel, Bartel, Hartel

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Ertel Family Origin

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Ertel Family Occupations

What did your Ertel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ertel. A less common occupation for the Ertel family was Keeps House. The most common Ertel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Ertel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Ertel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ertel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ertel 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 Ertel. 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 Ertel. For the veterans among your Ertel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ertel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ertel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ertel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ertel in 1944 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ertel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ertel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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