Gockel Family History

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Gockel Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from a place in Westphalia called Gockeln. According to Bahlow, the place name is derived from gok, an obsolete word for a bog. South German: from Middle High German gogel ‘cheerful’, ‘lively’, either a nickname for someone with a cheerful disposition or an occupational name for an entertainer (modern German Gaukler). South German: nickname from a regional term gockel ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Rockel, Seckel, Pickel, Rocker, Godel, Gockley, Gaukel, Bickel

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Gockel Family Origin

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Gockel Family Occupations

What did your Gockel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gockel occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 8% of Gockel's were Brick Masons. A less common occupation for the Gockel family was Farmer. Brick Mason, Coal Miner and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gockel.

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  • Brick Mason

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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Gockel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gockel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gockel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gockel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gockel. For the veterans among your Gockel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gockel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gockel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gockel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gockel in 1952 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gockel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gockel 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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