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Wankel Name Meaning

German: pet form of Wanke, itself a pet form of a Slavic name represented in German by Wenzel.

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


Similar surnames: Wanke, Dankel, Handel, Hankel, Wendel, Bandel, Randel, Winkel, Pantel

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Where is the Wankel family from?

You can see how Wankel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wankel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wankel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Wankel families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Wankel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wankel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wankel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wankel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wankel. 50% of Wankel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wankel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wankel were Manager and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenog
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wankel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wankel 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Wankel. 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 513 military records available for the last name Wankel. For the veterans among your Wankel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wankel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wankel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wankel in 1956 was 51, and 92 in 2004.

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