Riehl Family History

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Riehl Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from a place named Riehl or Rühle. altered form of the personal name Rühle, a pet form of Rudolf.

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

Similar surnames: Kiehl, Roehl, Wiehl, Biehl, Diehl, Riel, Riepe, Riehm, Rieck, Reil

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Riehl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Riehl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Riehl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Riehl Family Origin

Where is the Riehl family from?

Riehl Family Occupations

What did your Riehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riehl. The most common Riehl occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Riehl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riehl family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • School

  • Servant


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

Riehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Riehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riehl 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Riehl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Riehl. For the veterans among your Riehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Riehl lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Riehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riehl in 1945 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riehl 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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