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Ryel Family History

Ryel Surname Meaning

English: variant of Ryle and Ryal .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ryer, Ryen, Keel, Rew, Rhew, Rygg, Rye, Riel, Ryce, Niel

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Where is the Ryel family from?

You can see how Ryel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ryel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there was 1 Ryel family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ryel's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Ryel families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ryel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ryel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ryel. 27% of Ryel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ryel women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ryel were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farming
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ryel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryel 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 122 immigration records available for the last name Ryel. 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 281 military records available for the last name Ryel. For the veterans among your Ryel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ryel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ryel in 1945 was 21, and 89 in 2004.

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