Reidel Family History

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Reidel Name Meaning

German: nickname for a rough person, from Middle High German reitel ‘cudgel’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from southeastern Yiddish reydl ‘little wheel’, ‘tool for perforating matzoth’ (see Redel). Altered spelling or variant of German Riedel.

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

Similar surnames: Redel, Reider, Reigel, Rendel, Seidel, Meisel, Keidel, Readel, Weidel

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Reidel Family Origin

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Reidel Family Occupations

What did your Reidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reidel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Reidel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reidel family was Painter. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reidel.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Painter


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Reidel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Reidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reidel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reidel. 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 Card

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

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Reidel Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Reidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reidel in 1953 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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