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Kenkel Name Meaning

South German: possibly a variant of Gengel, deriving either from Old High German gang ‘go’, an element in many personal names, or from Middle High German gengeler ‘street seller’, ‘seller of haberdashery’; alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German kengel ‘gutter’ or a shortened form of Swabian Kenkelin, a variant of Künkelin, a pet form of the personal name Konrad or Kuno, or alternatively a diminutive of Kunkel, a nickname for a tall, lanky man.

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


Similar surnames: Kunkel, Mengel, Wendel, Konkel, Engel, Hengel, Winkel, Krengel

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Kenkel Family Origin

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Kenkel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Cigar Manufacturer

    6%
  • Cigar Mfr.

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Kenkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Kenkel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenkel. A less common occupation for the Kenkel family was Cigar Mfr..

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Kenkel Life Expectancy

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