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Rubel Family History

Rubel Name Meaning

variant of Rube 1, 2. (Rübel): metonymic occupational name from a diminutive of Middle High German ruobe (Latin rapum) ‘turnip’, ‘beet’, ‘oilseed rape’, grown for use as a fodder crop or in the case of rape for the oil obtained from its seeds.nickname for a big man, from a Slavic stem (Old Sorbian gruby, Czech hrubý ‘big’). nickname from a Germanized form of Slavic vrobl ‘sparrow’. Compare Wrobel.

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


Similar surnames: Rube, Ruben, Robel, Bubel, Rebel, Aubel, Gabel, Rubin, Ravel, Bel

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Where is the Rubel family from?

You can see how Rubel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rubel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rubel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Rubel families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rubel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rubel families in 1840.
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What did your Rubel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rubel. 19% of Rubel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Rubel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rubel were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rubel. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Rubel. For the veterans among your Rubel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rubel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rubel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rubel in 1954 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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