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Rendahl Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name, the second element of which is dahl (ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’); the first element is unidentified, probably from a place name. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name; the first element is either a river name or rein ‘strip of grass at the margins of a field’, ‘headland’; the second element is dal ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Grendahl, Rosdahl, Grondahl, Rindahl, Sundahl, Rosendahl, Sandahl

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Where is the Rendahl family from?

You can see how Rendahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rendahl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rendahl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Rendahl families living in Minnesota. This was about 91% of all the recorded Rendahl's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Rendahl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rendahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rendahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rendahl. 37% of Rendahl men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rendahl women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rendahl were Stenographer and Stock Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Stenographer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Stock Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rendahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rendahl 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 212 immigration records available for the last name Rendahl. 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 165 military records available for the last name Rendahl. For the veterans among your Rendahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rendahl lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rendahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rendahl in 1963 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

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