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Richel Family History

Richel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name (see Reich ).

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


Similar surnames: Richey, Reichel, Rishel, Rachel, Richer, Michel, Rickel, Richens

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Where is the Richel family from?

You can see how Richel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Richel families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Richel's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Richel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Richel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Richel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Richel. 16% of Richel men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Richel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richel were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Richel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richel 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 Richel. 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 594 military records available for the last name Richel. For the veterans among your Richel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Richel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Richel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richel in 1963 was 72, and 96 in 2004.

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