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Roedel Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a scribe or registrar, from Middle High German rodel ‘list’, ‘roll’ (Latin rotula ‘scroll’). habitational name from Rödel in Saxony and Rhineland. from a pet form of a Germanic personal name, Rodilo, formed with hrod ‘fame’, ‘renown’.

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


Similar surnames: Redel, Riedel, Model, Regel, Edel, Boegel, Reder, Godel, Randel

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Where is the Roedel family from?

You can see how Roedel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roedel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Roedel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 40 Roedel families living in Ohio. This was about 16% of all the recorded Roedel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Roedel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roedel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roedel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roedel. 19% of Roedel men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Roedel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roedel were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Roedel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Roedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Roedel in 1956 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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