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Rempel Family History

Rempel Name Meaning

German (eastern): from the medieval German personal name Rempel, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Rambold. Compare Remmel 1.

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


Similar surnames: Remmel, Redel, Remke, Rammel, Ressel, Rengel, Tempel, Semper, Rimmel

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Where is the Rempel family from?

You can see how Rempel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rempel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Rempel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 15 Rempel families living in Nebraska. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rempel's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Rempel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rempel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rempel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rempel. 35% of Rempel men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Rempel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rempel were Janitor and Operator.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Janitor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rempel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rempel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rempel. 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 622 military records available for the last name Rempel. For the veterans among your Rempel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rempel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rempel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rempel in 1962 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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