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Weigel Name Meaning

German: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Wigand (see Wiegand ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Weinel, Wengel, Feigel, Rengel, Heidel, Mengel, Wendel, Leidel

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Where is the Weigel family from?

You can see how Weigel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weigel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weigel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Weigel families living in London. This was about 45% of all the recorded Weigel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Weigel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weigel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weigel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weigel. 14% of Weigel men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Weigel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weigel were Clerk and Secretary. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Weigel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weigel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Weigel. 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 Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Weigel. For the veterans among your Weigel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weigel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Weigel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Weigel in 1941 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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