Nagel Family History

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Nagel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Dutch nagel, German Nagel ‘nail’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails. Compare English Nail.

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

Similar surnames: Nadel, Nager, Kagel, Dagel, Pagel, Engel, Gabel, Hamel, Segel, Nebel

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Nagel Family Origin

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Nagel Family Occupations

What did your Nagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dept Clerk Admiralty and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nagel. 5% of Nagel men worked as a Dept Clerk Admiralty and 33% of Nagel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nagel were Boot Repairer (mast and Bakerlite Finisher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dept Clerk Admiralty
  • Omnibus Driver Lptb
  • Apartments (private Manager)
  • Boot Repairer (mast

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Shorthand Typist Book Keeper
  • Bakerlite Finisher

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

Nagel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Nagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagel 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Nagel. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Nagel. For the veterans among your Nagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nagel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nagel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nagel in 1943 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nagel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nagel 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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