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Rabel Surname Meaning

German (also Räbel): possibly a diminutive of Rabe . German (also Räbel): from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād rāt ‘advice counsel’. German: habitational name from a place so named in Saxony-Anhalt or Altmark. French: from a derivative of Old French rabelir ‘to repair’.

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


Similar surnames: Raber, Radel, Robel, Habel, Rebel, Raben, Ravel, Basel, Sagel, Rabey

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Where is the Rabel family from?

You can see how Rabel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rabel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rabel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Rabel families living in London. This was about 78% of all the recorded Rabel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rabel families in 1891.
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What did your Rabel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rabel. 100% of Rabel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rabel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rabel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rabel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rabel. For the veterans among your Rabel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rabel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rabel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rabel in 1956 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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