Riehl Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Riehl Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from a place named Riehl or Rühle. altered form of the personal name Rühle, a pet form of Rudolf.

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

Similar surnames: Kiehl, Roehl, Wiehl, Biehl, Diehl, Riel, Riepe, Riehm, Rieck, Reil

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Riehl Family Origin

Where is the Riehl family from?

Riehl Family Occupations

What did your Riehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riehl. 17% of Riehl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Riehl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riehl were Truck Driver and Clerk

View Census data for Riehl | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Riehl Historical Records

What Riehl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Riehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riehl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Riehl

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Riehl. 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.

View all Riehl immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Riehl. For the veterans among your Riehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Riehl military records

You've only scratched the surface of Riehl family history.

Riehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Riehl lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Riehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riehl in 1945 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riehl 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.

Famous Riehl Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial