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Rupel Family History

Rupel Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ruppel . Compare Ruple and Rupple . German (also Rüpel): from a pet form of Rupprecht (see also Ruppel ). From the 16th century the name Rüpel came to mean ‘lout’ and some late formations of the surname may have arisen from a nickname from this sense. This surname is also found in Slovenia where it is in some instances spelled Rupelj.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rupe, Ruppel, Rubel, Rudel, Rumpel, Aubel, Redel, Raper, Ruckel, Ruge

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Where is the Rupel family from?

You can see how Rupel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rupel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rupel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rupel family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rupel's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Rupel families in 1840.
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What did your Rupel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rupel. 58% of Rupel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rupel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rupel were Manager and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Barber
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rupel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rupel 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Rupel. 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 441 military records available for the last name Rupel. For the veterans among your Rupel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rupel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rupel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rupel in 1962 was 89, and 86 in 2004.

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