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Reibel Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Probably a variant of German Reubel (see Roubal).

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


Similar surnames: Reimel, Rebel, Geibel, Riebel, Reidel, Remmel, Reil, Seibel, Heibel

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Where is the Reibel family from?

You can see how Reibel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reibel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Reibel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Reibel family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Reibel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reibel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reibel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reibel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reibel. 13% of Reibel men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Reibel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reibel were Proprietor 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

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Clerk
    27%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reibel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reibel 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 904 immigration records available for the last name Reibel. 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 897 military records available for the last name Reibel. For the veterans among your Reibel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reibel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Reibel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Reibel in 1956 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

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