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Rinella Family History

Rinella Name Meaning

habitational name from Rinella in Leni, Messina province, Sicily. from a derivative of Rina, a female personal name derived from any of numerous names ending with -ro or -ra, or with the double suffix -ino + -ella, in either case showing complete loss of the root.

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


Similar surnames: Rella, Minella, Rotella, Ramella, Vanella, Minelli, Rishell, Frisella

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Where is the Rinella family from?

You can see how Rinella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rinella family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Rinella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Rinella families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Rinella's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Rinella families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rinella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rinella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rinella. 16% of Rinella men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Rinella women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rinella were Manager and Packer. .

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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
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    23%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Packer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rinella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rinella 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 731 immigration records available for the last name Rinella. 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 403 military records available for the last name Rinella. For the veterans among your Rinella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rinella lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rinella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rinella in 1958 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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