Rathmell Family History

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Rathmell Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Rathmell in North Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse rauðr ‘red’ + melr ‘sandbank’.

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

Similar surnames: Rothwell, Ravenell, Ramsdell, Cartmell, Rothell, Rishell, Ashwell

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Rathmell Family Origin

Where is the Rathmell family from?

Rathmell Family Occupations

What did your Rathmell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Buying Grain were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathmell. A less common occupation for the Rathmell family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rathmell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Rathmell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Buying Grain

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rathmell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rathmell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rathmell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathmell 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 266 immigration records available for the last name Rathmell. 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 Card

There are 489 military records available for the last name Rathmell. For the veterans among your Rathmell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathmell Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathmell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rathmell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rathmell in 1962 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rathmell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathmell 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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