Rishell Family History

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Rishell Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of the English habitational name Rushall, from either of two places so named, in Norfolk and Wiltshire. In both cases the second element is halh ‘nook of land’; the first element of the place in Norfolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Riuessala, is uncertain; that of the Wiltshire place is believed to be an Old English personal name, Rust. Altered spelling of German Rischel (see Rishel).

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

Similar surnames: Rishel, Shell, Isbell, Rothell, Bissell, Riddell, Lightell, Rosell

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Rishell Family Origin

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Rishell Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rishell family was Butcher. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rishell. The most common Rishell occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Rishell's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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Rishell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rishell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rishell 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Rishell. 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 294 military records available for the last name Rishell. For the veterans among your Rishell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rishell Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rishell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rishell in 1946 was 72, and 91 in 2004.

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