Reichel Family History

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Reichel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of several Germanic personal names formed with the Germanic element ric ‘power’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Raykhl, a pet form of Raykhe, which in turn is derived from Yiddish raykh ‘rich’.

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

Similar surnames: Reicher, Richel, Reitzel, Heichel, Reich, Eichel, Richey, Eichen

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Reichel Family Origin

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Reichel Family Occupations

What did your Reichel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reichel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Reichel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reichel. A less common occupation for the Reichel family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Reichel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Reichel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reichel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reichel. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reichel. For the veterans among your Reichel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reichel Life Expectancy

What is the average Reichel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Reichel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reichel in 1949 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reichel 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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