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Origins of the Nagel surname

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About the Nagels

We have a total number of 2521 records for people with the last name Nagel.

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Where do most Nagels live?

In 1921, most Nagels lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Nagels

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 590 records for the Nagel surname. The oldest one dates back to 1859.

Who were Nagels most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Nagel first names?

  • Conrad
  • John
  • Anna
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Nagels

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Nagels in 1921
Living On Own Means




Cook Domestic


General Servant Domestic


Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Nagels in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands


General Farmers


Sales Clerks




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