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Revel Family History

Revel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Revell. French: habitational name from any of the places so named, for example in Isère and Haute-Garonne. French and southern French: nickname from Old French, Occitan reveau ‘rebel’.

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


Similar surnames: Rebel, Revere, Revell, Level, Nebel, Reder, Ramel, Revels, Reveal

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Where is the Revel family from?

You can see how Revel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Revel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Revel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Revel families living in North Carolina. This was about 27% of all the recorded Revel's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Revel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Revel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Revel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Revel. 28% of Revel men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Revel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Revel were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Revel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Revel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Revel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Revel. For the veterans among your Revel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Revel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Revel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Revel in 1962 was 65, and 66 in 2004.

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