Reigel Family History

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Reigel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a long-legged person, from Middle High German reigel ‘heron’. Altered spelling of German Riegel.

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

Similar surnames: Reidel, Feigel, Reier, Rigel, Igel, Reil, Regel, Meisel, Krengel

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Reigel Family Origin

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Reigel Family Occupations

What did your Reigel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reigel. The most common Reigel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Reigel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reigel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reigel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reigel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Reigel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reigel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 357 immigration records available for the last name Reigel. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reigel. For the veterans among your Reigel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reigel Life Expectancy

What is the average Reigel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Reigel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Reigel in 1957 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reigel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reigel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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