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Rebel Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name formed with (h)rab- ‘raven’. French: from a variant of Old French rebelle ‘rebel’, hence a nickname for someone with little respect for authority or someone who had taken part in a rebellion.

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

Similar surnames: Revel, Rubel, Reber, Hebel, Reibel, Uebel, Nebel, Regel, Robel, Redel

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Where is the Rebel family from?

You can see how Rebel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rebel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rebel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rebel family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Rebel's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Rebel families in 1840.
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What did your Rebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rebel. 29% of Rebel men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Rebel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rebel were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
  • Servant
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rebel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rebel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rebel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rebel. For the veterans among your Rebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rebel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rebel in 1944 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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