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Riehl Name Meaning

German:: habitational name from a place called 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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Where is the Riehl family from?

You can see how Riehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Riehl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Riehl families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Riehl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Riehl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Riehl. 69% of Riehl 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
    69%
  • Labourer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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