Orzel Family History

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Orzel Name Meaning

Polish (Orzel) and Jewish (from Poland): Polish nickname or Jewish ornamental name from Polish orzel ‘eagle’.

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

Similar surnames: Orel, Orgel, Wurzel, Kozel, Drzal, Oriol, Ariel, Vorel, Roszel, Ermel

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Orzel Family Origin

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Orzel Family Occupations

What did your Orzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orzel. 48% of Orzel men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Orzel women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orzel were Machine Operator and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Miner
  • Machine Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Housewife
  • Assembler
  • Maid

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

Orzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Orzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orzel 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Orzel. 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 511 military records available for the last name Orzel. For the veterans among your Orzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Orzel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Orzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Orzel in 1942 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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