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Rueppel Family History

Rueppel Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ruppel, Rupel, Koeppel, Knueppel, Rippel, Reppe, Rempel, Rumpel

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Where is the Rueppel family from?

You can see how Rueppel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rueppel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Rueppel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Rueppel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rueppel's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rueppel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rueppel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rueppel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rueppel. 34% of Rueppel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rueppel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rueppel were Manager and Proprietor.

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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
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Custodian
    23%
  • Manager
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Proprietor
    34%
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What Rueppel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 631 census records available for the last name Rueppel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rueppel 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 170 immigration records available for the last name Rueppel. 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 131 military records available for the last name Rueppel. For the veterans among your Rueppel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rueppel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Rueppel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rueppel in 1965 was 76, and 76 in 2004.

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