Rickels Family History

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Rickels Name Meaning

German: patronymic form of Rickel 3 or possibly Richel.

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

Similar surnames: Rickel, Nickels, Rickers, Dickes, Ricken, Ricks, Mickels, Bickel

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Rickels Family Origin

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Rickels Family Occupations

What did your Rickels ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rickels family was Cigar Box Maker. The most common Rickels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Rickels's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rickels.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming

  • Cigar Box Maker


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Rickels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rickels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rickels 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rickels. 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 Rickels. For the veterans among your Rickels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rickels Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rickels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rickels in 1944 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rickels 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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