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Ragle Family History

Ragle Name Meaning

German (Rägle): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of the Swiss family name Regli, which may derive from a Germanic personal name, Ragilo, formed with rag- ‘advice’, but more likely an altered spelling of Regel.

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


Similar surnames: Radle, Lagle, Dagle, Agle, Nagle, Radde, Ragon, Rayle, Yagle, Eagle

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Where is the Ragle family from?

You can see how Ragle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ragle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ragle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Ragle families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Ragle's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Ragle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ragle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ragle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ragle. 24% of Ragle men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ragle women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ragle were Salesman and Nurse.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    8%
  • House Work
    8%
  • Telephone Operator
    8%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ragle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ragle 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 282 immigration records available for the last name Ragle. 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 Ragle. For the veterans among your Ragle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ragle lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ragle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ragle in 1948 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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