Rockel Family History

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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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Rockel Family Origin

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Rockel Family Occupations

What did your Rockel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rockel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rockel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockel. A less common occupation for the Rockel family was Wheelwright.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Wheelwright


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Rockel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rockel Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rockel 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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