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Rayle Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Rehl.

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

Similar surnames: Rayl, Radle, Ragle, Sayle, Gayler, Royse, Royce, Cale, Ratke, Sayne

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Where is the Rayle family from?

You can see how Rayle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rayle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rayle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Rayle families living in Ohio. This was about 71% of all the recorded Rayle's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rayle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rayle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rayle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rayle. 29% of Rayle men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Rayle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rayle were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rayle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayle 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Rayle. 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 Rayle. For the veterans among your Rayle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rayle lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rayle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rayle in 1954 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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