Rigel Family History

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Rigel Name Meaning

Probably of German origin, an altered form of Reigel or Riegel.

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

Similar surnames: Reigel, Rogel, Rupel, Roger, Ringel, Regel, Figel, Igel, River

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Rigel Family Origin

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Rigel Family Occupations

What did your Rigel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rigel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rigel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rigel family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rigel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rigel Historical Records

What Rigel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rigel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigel 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 433 immigration records available for the last name Rigel. 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 942 military records available for the last name Rigel. For the veterans among your Rigel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rigel Life Expectancy

What is the average Rigel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rigel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rigel in 1943 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rigel 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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