Rentschler Family History

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Rentschler Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a careless or carefree person, probably from an agent derivative of Middle High German rensen ‘to stretch or swing one’s limbs’.

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


Similar surnames: Deuschle, Tritschler, Mutschler, Mescher, Kretschmer, Drescher

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Rentschler Family Origin

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Rentschler Family Occupations

What did your Rentschler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rentschler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Rentschler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rentschler family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rentschler.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Baker

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Rentschler Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rentschler Life Expectancy

What is the average Rentschler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rentschler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rentschler in 1949 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rentschler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rentschler 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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