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Regel Family History

Regel Name Meaning

from Middle High German regel ‘(monastic) rule’ (from Latin regula), perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in a monastery. from a Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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


Similar surnames: Redel, Hegel, Rogel, Riegel, Regen, Reel, Segel, Rengel, Rebel

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Where is the Regel family from?

You can see how Regel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Regel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Regel families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Regel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Regel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Regel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Regel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Regel. 25% of Regel men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Regel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Regel were Laborer 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
    25%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Regel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Regel 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 819 immigration records available for the last name Regel. 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 Regel. For the veterans among your Regel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Regel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Regel in 1962 was 30, and 69 in 2004.

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