Recknagel Family History

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Recknagel Name Meaning

German (Thuringian): from Middle High German recken ‘to raise or lift’ (here in the imperative) + nagel ‘nail’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or perhaps an obscene nickname (with a transferred sense for nagel, i.e. ‘penis’).

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


Similar surnames: Nagel, Bengel, Hufnagel, Ringel, Krengel, Regel, Mengel, Hengel

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Recknagel Family Origin

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Recknagel Family Occupations

What did your Recknagel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Druggist, Fire Insurance Agent and Keepinghouse were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Recknagel. The most common Recknagel occupation in the USA was Druggist. 17% of Recknagel's were Druggists. A less common occupation for the Recknagel family was Luthern Minister.

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  • Druggist

    17%
  • Fire Insurance Agent

    17%
  • Keepinghouse

    17%
  • Luthern Minister

    17%

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Recknagel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Recknagel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Recknagel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Recknagel. 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 Recknagel. For the veterans among your Recknagel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Recknagel Life Expectancy

What is the average Recknagel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Recknagel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Recknagel in 1962 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

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