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Riegel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rigel ‘bar’, ‘crossbeam’, ‘mountain incline’, hence a topographic name or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word in Baden, Brandenburg, and Silesia; in some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbars, locks, etc.

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

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Riegel Family Origin

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Riegel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riegel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riegel. The most common Riegel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Riegel's were Farmers.

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