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Dankel Family History

Dankel Name Meaning

German: from an old personal name formed with the stem dank, cognate with modern German denken ‘to think’ and Gedanke ‘thought’. It may be a short form of the personal name Thanculf. Compare Dang.

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


Similar surnames: Danke, Daniel, Bandel, Dangel, Dagel, Wankel, Angel, Dinkel, Handel

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Where is the Dankel family from?

You can see how Dankel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dankel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dankel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Dankel families living in London. This was about 75% of all the recorded Dankel's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dankel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dankel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dankel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dankel. 20% of Dankel men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dankel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dankel were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Domestic
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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What Dankel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dankel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dankel 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Dankel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 376 military records available for the last name Dankel. For the veterans among your Dankel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dankel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dankel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dankel in 1953 was 51, and 92 in 2004.

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