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Randel Family History

Randel Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various compound names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element. Compare Randall. South German: from a pet form of a compound name such as Reinhardt or Randolf.

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


Similar surnames: Bandel, Handel, Brandel, Radel, Wendel, Mandel, Randels, Radde

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Where is the Randel family from?

You can see how Randel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Randel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Randel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Randel families living in Maryland. This was about 12% of all the recorded Randel's in the USA. Maryland and 4 other states had the highest population of Randel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Randel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Randel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Randel. 22% of Randel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Randel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Randel were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Randel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Randel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Randel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Randel. For the veterans among your Randel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Randel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Randel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Randel in 1960 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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