Ryall Family History

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Ryall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in England named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + hyll ‘hill’, e.g. Ryal and Ryle in Northumbria, Ryhill in West Yorkshire, or Ryehill in East Yorkshire. See also Ryle.

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

Similar surnames: Arnall, Prall, Udall, Fall, Wall, Lyall, Call, Chall, Tall, Sall

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Ryall Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ryall name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ryall. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ryall Family Origin

Where is the Ryall family from?

Ryall Family Occupations

What did your Ryall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ryall family was Grocer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryall. The most common Ryall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ryall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ryall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ryall Historical Records

What Ryall family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Ryall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryall 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryall. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ryall. For the veterans among your Ryall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryall Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryall lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ryall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ryall in 1954 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryall 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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