Reel Name Meaning

Dutch: from a shortened form of the Germanic name Radilo, itself a short form of a compound name formed with rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ as the first element, for example Radolf. Compare Ralph.

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


Similar surnames: Reek, Reil, Redel, Reeb, Regel, Reep, Peel, Rees, Gehl, Reul

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Reel Family Origin

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Reel Family Occupations

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  • General Laborer

    18%
  • Carman

    9%
  • Druggists Sundry Packer (Faclab)

    9%
  • Genl Lab

    9%

In 1881, the most common Reel occupation in the UK was General Laborer. 18% of Reel's were General Laborers. General Laborer, Carman and Druggists Sundry Packer (Faclab) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reel. A less common occupation for the Reel family was Genl Lab.

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Reel Historical Records

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Reel Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Reel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Reel in 1945 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reel

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