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Rickles Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Riccall (East Yorkshire) probably from an Old English personal name Rīca + Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’. English: from the Middle English personal name Richold Rikold used of both men and women. The male name is Old French in two different dialect forms of ancient Germanic Ricoald Ricold Richold (from rīk ‘power(ful)’ + wald ‘rule ruler’) and the female name is an Old French form of ancient Germanic Richold a variant of Richild (where the second element is hild ‘battle’). Americanized form of German Rickels .

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


Similar surnames: Nickles, Tickle, Richley, Sickles, Mickle, Ricklefs, Ricks, Reckley

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Where is the Rickles family from?

You can see how Rickles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rickles family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rickles families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Rickles families living in Alabama. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rickles's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Rickles families in 1840.
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What did your Rickles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rickles. 22% of Rickles men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Rickles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rickles were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Passenger Lists

There are 495 immigration records available for the last name Rickles. 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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There are 662 military records available for the last name Rickles. For the veterans among your Rickles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rickles lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rickles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rickles in 1962 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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