Zirkel Family History

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Zirkel Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a watchman in a town or city, from Middle High German zirkeler ‘someone who does the rounds’. Zirkel also means ‘compass’ in German, and the name may also be an occupational name for a compass maker.

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

Similar surnames: Winkel, Zindel, Pickel, Ziegel, Sickel, Birkel, Bickel, Rinkel

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Zirkel Family Origin

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Zirkel Family Occupations

What did your Zirkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zirkel family was Dom Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zirkel. The most common Zirkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Zirkel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Book Keeper

  • Dom Laborer


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

Zirkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zirkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zirkel 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Zirkel. 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 Zirkel. For the veterans among your Zirkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zirkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Zirkel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Zirkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Zirkel in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zirkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zirkel 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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