Reitzel Family History

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Reitzel Name Meaning

from a pet form of a Germanic name, Ragizo, derived from compound names formed with rag- ‘advice’ as the first element, or from a Slavic personal name. nickname from Middle High German reiz(z)el ‘bait’ (for fowling).

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

Similar surnames: Neitzel, Weitzel, Ritzel, Hetzel, Reichel, Reutzel, Rentzel, Retzer

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Reitzel Family Origin

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Reitzel Family Occupations

What did your Reitzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reitzel family was House Painter. The most common Reitzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Reitzel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reitzel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • House Painter


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Reitzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Reitzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reitzel 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Reitzel. 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 Reitzel. For the veterans among your Reitzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reitzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Reitzel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reitzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Reitzel in 1944 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reitzel 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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