Spiegel Family History

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Spiegel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of mirrors, from Middle High German spiegel, German Spiegel ‘mirror’ (via Old High German from Latin speculum, a derivative of specere ‘to look’).

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

Similar surnames: Siegel, Spiegler, Stiefel, Ziegel, Spieler, Spindel, Segel, Fiegel

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Spiegel Family Origin

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Spiegel Family Occupations

What did your Spiegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spiegel family was Tailor. The most common Spiegel occupation in the UK was Independant Capitalist. 33% of Spiegel's were Independant Capitalists. Independant Capitalist and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Spiegel.

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  • Independant Capitalist

  • Merchant

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spiegel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spiegel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Spiegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spiegel 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Spiegel. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Spiegel. For the veterans among your Spiegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spiegel Life Expectancy

What is the average Spiegel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Spiegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spiegel in 1950 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spiegel 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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