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Remmel Family History

Remmel Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Rembold, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + bald ‘bold’. southern diminutive of Ramm 1.

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


Similar surnames: Reimel, Rimmel, Rammel, Rempel, Temme, Lemmen, Remme, Redmer, Regel

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Where is the Remmel family from?

You can see how Remmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remmel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Remmel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Remmel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Remmel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Remmel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Remmel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Remmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Remmel. 22% of Remmel men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Remmel women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remmel were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Remmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remmel 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 488 immigration records available for the last name Remmel. 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 922 military records available for the last name Remmel. For the veterans among your Remmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remmel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Remmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Remmel in 1960 was 57, and 70 in 2004.

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