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Reidel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a rough person from Middle High German reitel ‘cudgel’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from southeastern Yiddish reydl ‘little wheel tool for perforating matzoth’ (see Redel ). German: variant or altered form of Riedel .

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

Similar surnames: Redel, Reider, Reigel, Rendel, Seidel, Meisel, Keidel, Readel, Weidel

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Where is the Reidel family from?

You can see how Reidel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reidel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reidel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 39 Reidel families living in Ontario. This was about 87% of all the recorded Reidel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reidel families in 1911.
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What did your Reidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reidel. 50% of Reidel men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Reidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reidel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reidel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reidel. For the veterans among your Reidel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reidel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Reidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reidel in 1953 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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