Rickel Family History

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Rickel Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Haspengau (near Lüttich) named Rickel. from a female Germanic personal name, Riclind. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + wald- ‘to rule’. altered spelling of Richel.

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

Similar surnames: Ricken, Recker, Rockel, Sickel, Riebel, Pickel, Mickel, Wickel

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Rickel Family Origin

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Rickel Family Occupations

What did your Rickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rickel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Rickel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rickel. A less common occupation for the Rickel family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Rickel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rickel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rickel 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 810 immigration records available for the last name Rickel. 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 Rickel. For the veterans among your Rickel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rickel Life Expectancy

What is the average Rickel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rickel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rickel in 1947 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rickel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rickel 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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