Weigel Family History

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Weigel Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Weigel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weigel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Weigel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Weigel Family Origin

Where is the Weigel family from?

Weigel Family Occupations

What did your Weigel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Weigel occupation in the UK was Chemical Merchant. 33% of Weigel's were Chemical Merchants. A less common occupation for the Weigel family was Tailor. Chemical Merchant and Jeweller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Weigel.

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  • Chemical Merchant

  • Jeweller

  • Tailor


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

Weigel Historical Records

What Weigel family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Weigel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weigel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weigel 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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