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Rigel Family History

Rigel Name Meaning
Probably of German origin, an altered form of Reigel or Riegel.

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

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4,831 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
904 Military Records
407 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rigel Families

  • Number of Rigel families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rigel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rigel census records

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Rigel Family Origin

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Rigel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rigel

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Rigel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rigel census records

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Rigel Civil War Service Records

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