Rishel Family History

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Rishel Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rischel, from a pet form of a personal name beginning with the Old High German element hrod ‘renown’ or rihhi ‘power’.

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

Similar surnames: Rishell, Risher, Richel, Ritschel, Riedel, Rister, Reichel, Ressel

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Rishel Family Origin

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Rishel Family Occupations

What did your Rishel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rishel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Rishel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rishel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rishel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Rishel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rishel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rishel 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Rishel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rishel. For the veterans among your Rishel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rishel Life Expectancy

What is the average Rishel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rishel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rishel in 1952 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rishel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rishel 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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