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Reil Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘advice’, ‘counsel’, rah(ha) ‘revenge’, or ric ‘power(ful)’. South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German ru ‘rough’, derived from a base form reule ‘coarse-haired (person)’. Compare German rauh. habitational name from a place in Rhineland called Reil.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Keil, Peil, Seil, Reiff, Beil, Reel, Heil, Feil, Real

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Where is the Reil family from?

You can see how Reil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reil families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 76 Reil families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Reil's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Reil families in 1911.
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What did your Reil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Reil. 63% of Reil 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
    63%
  • Fisherman
    14%
  • Cultivateur
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Reil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reil 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 Reil. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Reil. For the veterans among your Reil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reil lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Reil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Reil in 1953 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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