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Rel Family History

Rel Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Real, Rey, Re, Ren, Bel, Reil, Orel, Ree, Reh, Reel

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Where is the Rel family from?

You can see how Rel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Rel family living in Glamorgan. This was 100% of all the recorded Rel's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Rel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rel. 100% of Rel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 330 immigration records available for the last name Rel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Rel. For the veterans among your Rel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2002, in the United States, Rel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rel in 1965 was 73, and 62 in 2002.

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