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Vogel Name Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German Middle Low German vogel German Vogel ‘bird’ applied as a nickname for a happy person or someone who liked to sing or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. As a Jewish name it is mainly artificial. The surname of German origin is also found e.g. in Poland Czechia and Slovenia where it was often applied as a translation into German of Slavic cognates like Czech Pták and Polish Ptak or Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ). It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Bird Fogal Fogel and Fogle . Germanized form (translation into German) of Sorbian Ptačk: nickname from an Upper Sorbian diminutive of ptak ‘bird’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Foygl cognate with 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Rogel, Kogel, Bogel, Engel, Kugel, Godel, Voges, Voge, Igel, Gogel

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Where is the Vogel family from?

You can see how Vogel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vogel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vogel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 93 Vogel families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Vogel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vogel families in 1891.
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What did your Vogel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vogel. 15% of Vogel men worked as a Private Means and 69% of Vogel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vogel were Chef and Cook. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Private Means
  • Engineer Store Keeper
  • Market Porter
  • Chef

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Vogel. For the veterans among your Vogel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vogel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Vogel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Vogel in 1945 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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