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Reil Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘advice’, ‘counsel’, rah(ha) ‘revenge’, or ric ‘power(ful)’. South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German ru ‘rough’, derived from a base form reule ‘coarse-haired (person)’. Compare German rauh. habitational name from a place in Rhineland called Reil.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Keil, Peil, Seil, Reiff, Beil, Reel, Heil, Feil, Real

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Reil Family Origin

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Reil Family Occupations

What did your Reil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reil. A less common occupation for the Reil family was Keeping House. The most common Reil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Reil's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Reil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reil 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Reil. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reil. For the veterans among your Reil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reil Life Expectancy

What is the average Reil lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Reil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Reil in 1953 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reil 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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