Riel Family History

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Riel Name Meaning

variant of Riehl. habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Briel, Kiel, Ries, Riehl, Biel, Rieth, Viel, Kriel, Riels, Rief

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Riel Family Origin

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Riel Family Occupations

What did your Riel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Riel. 18% of Riel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Riel women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riel were Journalier and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Cultivateur
    14%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Journalier
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    13%
  • Wife
    13%
  • Charwoman
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Riel Historical Records

What Riel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Riel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riel 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 Riel. 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 Riel. For the veterans among your Riel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riel Life Expectancy

What is the average Riel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Riel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riel in 1942 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riel 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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