Meckel Family History

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Meckel Name Meaning

from a pet form of Meck. (Hesse): from a short or pet form of the female personal name Mechthild (see Metz). habitational name from Meckel in the Eifel region, south of Bitburg.

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


Similar surnames: Merkel, Eckel, Mackel, Mengel, Menzel, Seckel, Metzel, Ecker, Recker

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Meckel Family Origin

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Meckel Family Occupations

What did your Meckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor (ladies) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meckel. 50% of Meckel men worked as a Tailor (ladies) and 50% of Meckel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meckel were Tailor Cutter Fitter and Secretary Shorthand Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor (ladies)
    50%
  • Tailor Cutter Fitter
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Hotel Housekeeper
    25%
  • Secretary Shorthand Typist
    25%

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

Meckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Meckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meckel 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Meckel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meckel. For the veterans among your Meckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meckel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meckel in 1962 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meckel

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