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Rockel Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named near Coesfeld, Westphalia, or Rockeln, East Prussia. (Röckel, Röckl): southern German nickname for a baker who sold rye rolls, Middle High German röckel, a diminutive of rocke ‘rye’.

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


Similar surnames: Gockel, Rocker, Rickel, Rock, Brockel, Brickel, Rachel, Recker

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Where is the Rockel family from?

You can see how Rockel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rockel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rockel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Rockel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Rockel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rockel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rockel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rockel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rockel. 28% of Rockel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Rockel women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rockel were Farm Operator and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rockel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockel 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 551 immigration records available for the last name Rockel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rockel. For the veterans among your Rockel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rockel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rockel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rockel in 1941 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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