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 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reigel. 27% of Reigel men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Reigel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reigel were Salesman and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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