Rodell Family History

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Rodell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Rödel, from a pet form of any of the various Germanic compound names beginning with the element hrod ‘fame’, or of Rodel, a chiefly Swiss variant of Rödel (see Roedel).

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

Similar surnames: Bodell, Rosell, Rudell, Roedell, Modell, Rowell, Rydell, Royall

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Rodell Family Origin

Where is the Rodell family from?

Rodell Family Occupations

What did your Rodell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rodell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Rodell's were Labourers. Labourer, Pianoforte Tuner and Blocker Of Hats were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rodell. A less common occupation for the Rodell family was Bricklayers Laborer.

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  • Labourer

  • Pianoforte Tuner

  • Blocker Of Hats

  • Bricklayers Laborer


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

Rodell Historical Records

What Rodell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rodell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodell 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 536 immigration records available for the last name Rodell. 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 480 military records available for the last name Rodell. For the veterans among your Rodell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rodell Life Expectancy

What is the average Rodell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rodell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rodell in 1956 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rodell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rodell 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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