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Reichel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names formed with the ancient Germanic element rīc ‘power’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Raykhl a pet form of Raykhe which in turn is derived from Yiddish raykh ‘rich’.

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


Similar surnames: Reicher, Richel, Reitzel, Heichel, Reich, Eichel, Richey, Eichen

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Where is the Reichel family from?

You can see how Reichel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reichel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reichel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Reichel families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Reichel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reichel families in 1911.
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What did your Reichel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reichel. 100% of Reichel men worked as a Laborer. .

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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 1921

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Reichel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reichel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reichel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Reichel. For the veterans among your Reichel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reichel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Reichel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reichel in 1949 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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