Happel Family History

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Happel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert, composed of the elements had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ or bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a seller of apples, a variant of Appel.

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

Similar surnames: Happe, Appel, Haspel, Hampel, Happ, Apel, Huppe, Herpel, Harpel

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Happel Family Origin

Where is the Happel family from?

Happel Family Occupations

What did your Happel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer In Partnership With Father and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Happel. 40% of Happel men worked as a Farmer In Partnership With Father and 60% of Happel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Happel were Superintendent Key Cress and Paid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer In Partnership With Father
  • Certificated School Teacher
  • Loco Cleaner Heavy W
  • Superintendent Key Cress

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Houseparlourmaid
  • Paid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Happel Historical Records

What Happel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Happel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Happel 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 Happel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Happel. For the veterans among your Happel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Happel Life Expectancy

What is the average Happel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Happel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Happel in 1953 was 35, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Happel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Happel 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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