Igel Family History

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Igel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German igel, German Igel ‘hedgehog’, given perhaps to a prickly or unapproachable person. There is a place near Trier called Igel, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Kugel, Engel, Gell, Reigel, Kegel, Eitel, Gehl, Segel, Sigel, Hegel

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Igel Family Origin

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Igel Family Occupations

What did your Igel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Igel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Igel's were Farmers. Farmer, Bottle Dealer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Igel. A less common occupation for the Igel family was Druggist.

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  • Farmer

  • Bottle Dealer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Druggist


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Igel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Igel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Igel Life Expectancy

What is the average Igel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Igel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Igel in 1955 was 54, and 86 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Igel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Igel 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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