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Rimmel Family History

Rimmel Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Rimel. German: variant of Rimmele, from Rümelin, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Ruombald, a compound of hruom ‘glory’ + balt ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Rammel, Immel, Zimmel, Remmel, Hummel, Riedel, Imel, Kimmer, Grimmer

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Where is the Rimmel family from?

You can see how Rimmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rimmel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rimmel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Rimmel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Rimmel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rimmel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rimmel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rimmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rimmel. 24% of Rimmel men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Rimmel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rimmel were Truck Driver and Telephone Operator. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    30%
  • Clerk
    30%
  • Office Clerk
    20%
  • Telephone Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rimmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rimmel 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Rimmel. 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 433 military records available for the last name Rimmel. For the veterans among your Rimmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rimmel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rimmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rimmel in 1948 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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