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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

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  • Brick Mason

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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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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Gockel Historical Records

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Gockel Life Expectancy

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