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Rishell Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of the English habitational name Rushall, from either of two places so named, in Norfolk and Wiltshire. In both cases the second element is halh ‘nook of land’; the first element of the place in Norfolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Riuessala, is uncertain; that of the Wiltshire place is believed to be an Old English personal name, Rust. Altered spelling of German Rischel (see Rishel).

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


Similar surnames: Rishel, Shell, Isbell, Rothell, Bissell, Riddell, Lightell, Rosell

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Where is the Rishell family from?

You can see how Rishell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rishell family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Rishell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Rishell families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Rishell's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Rishell families in 1891.
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What did your Rishell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rishell. 19% of Rishell men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Rishell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rishell were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 248 immigration records available for the last name Rishell. 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 294 military records available for the last name Rishell. For the veterans among your Rishell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rishell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rishell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rishell in 1946 was 72, and 91 in 2004.

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