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Radel Name Meaning

(also Rädel): from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names composed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’, for example Konrad. (Rädel): habitational name from Rädel near Potsdam.

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


Similar surnames: Rader, Rabel, Randel, Redel, Radek, Kadel, Raden, Hadel, Adel, Reder

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Where is the Radel family from?

You can see how Radel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Radel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Radel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Radel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Radel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Radel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Radel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Radel. 21% of Radel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Radel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radel were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Radel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Radel 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 614 immigration records available for the last name Radel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Radel. For the veterans among your Radel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Radel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Radel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Radel in 1953 was 45, and 91 in 2004.

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