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Rummel Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Rommel. German:nperhaps a nickname for a noisemaker, from Middle High Germannrummeln ‘to make noise’, ‘to move impetuously’, which, however,nis not recorded until the 15th century. EG

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


Similar surnames: Rommel, Hummel, Rumpel, Rammel, Thummel, Rummler, Rumer, Summer

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Where is the Rummel family from?

You can see how Rummel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rummel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rummel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Rummel families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Rummel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rummel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rummel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rummel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rummel. 19% of Rummel men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rummel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rummel were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rummel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rummel. For the veterans among your Rummel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rummel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rummel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rummel in 1952 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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