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Jakel Family History

Jakel Surname Meaning

South German (also Jäkel): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Yakel, Jackel, Jekel, Jakes, Eckel, Apel, Basel, Sagel, Kaskel, Janey

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Where is the Jakel family from?

You can see how Jakel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jakel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Jakel families living in Monmouthshire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Jakel's in United Kingdom. Monmouthshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Jakel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jakel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jakel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Jakel. 100% of Jakel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jakel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 762 immigration records available for the last name Jakel. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jakel. For the veterans among your Jakel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jakel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Jakel in 1954 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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