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Jekel Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Yekl a pet form of Jacob .

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

Similar surnames: Jakel, Perel, Yakel, Nebel, Meckel, Eckel, Hegel, Jenke, Uebel

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Where is the Jekel family from?

You can see how Jekel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jekel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jekel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Jekel families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Jekel's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jekel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jekel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jekel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jekel. 27% of Jekel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Jekel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jekel were Clerk and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Partner
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jekel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jekel 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Jekel. 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 617 military records available for the last name Jekel. For the veterans among your Jekel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jekel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jekel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Jekel in 1945 was 21, and 71 in 2004.

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