Riggle Family History

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Riggle Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Riegel or a variant of Rickel 3.

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

Similar surnames: Riegle, Ringle, Pingle, Reagle, Lingle, Riggan, Reigle, Ripple

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Riggle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Riggle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Riggle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Riggle Family Origin

Where is the Riggle family from?

Riggle Family Occupations

What did your Riggle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riggle. A less common occupation for the Riggle family was Farm Laborer. The most common Riggle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Riggle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Riggle Historical Records

What Riggle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Riggle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riggle 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Riggle. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Riggle. For the veterans among your Riggle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riggle Life Expectancy

What is the average Riggle lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Riggle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Riggle in 1951 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riggle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riggle 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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