Rumfelt Family History

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Rumfelt Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Romfeld, from Middle Low German rüm- ‘to clear (land)’ + feld ‘open country’, ‘field’, a topographic name or possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone engaged in clearing woodland, or in some cases a habitational name for someone from Romfelt in the Ardennes. Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Rumfels, Rundfeldt, a habitational name from Romfelt (see 1). EG, DEB

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

Similar surnames: Zufelt, Grumet, Grunfeld, Rammel, Umbel, Rudell, Kuffel, Felt, Rummel

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Rumfelt Family Origin

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Rumfelt Family Occupations

What did your Rumfelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rumfelt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Rumfelt's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rumfelt. A less common occupation for the Rumfelt family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Rumfelt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rumfelt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumfelt 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 43 immigration records available for the last name Rumfelt. 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 934 military records available for the last name Rumfelt. For the veterans among your Rumfelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rumfelt Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rumfelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rumfelt in 1957 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rumfelt 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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