Rachel Family History & Genealogy

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Rachel Surname History

Rachel is a German/Jewish surname listed as significant,having exclusive status.It is an uncommon surname. It was pronounced 'Rachlel' (Roc-kell) in Yiddish.

Rachel Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

My mother's family were German Bohemian Jews who came to America and settled in Minnesota to farm. They may have farmed in the Iron Range area.

Rachel Meaning & Etymology

My maternal grandmother (Alice Fish) married George Rachel in 1906 in Germany. Her mother was French/Jewish.

Rachel Life Expectancy

According to our database of 626 people with the last name Rachel that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

69.5
years

Most Common Rachel First Names

According to our database of 1,251 people with the last name Rachel that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Jaques 5.0%
  • James 3.0%
  • John 2.4%
  • Joseph 2.1%
  • William 1.9%
  • Jean 1.8%
  • Mary 1.8%
  • Marie 1.7%
  • Willie 1.4%
  • Rachel 1.4%
  • George 1.4%
  • Charles 1.2%
  • Jacques 1.0%
  • Michael 1.0%
  • Robert 1.0%
  • Thomas 0.8%
  • Frank 0.7%
  • Kenneth 0.6%
  • Marguerite 0.6%
  • Mattie 0.6%
  • Harry 0.6%
  • Roy 0.6%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Max 0.5%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Anna 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Louis 0.5%
  • Frances 0.5%
  • Paul 0.5%
  • Jaecques 0.5%
  • Edward 0.5%
  • Leroy 0.5%
  • Alex 0.5%
  • Jacqueline 0.5%
  • Ernest 0.4%
  • Jacob 0.4%
  • Marius 0.4%
  • Sophia 0.4%
  • Alfred 0.4%
  • Janice 0.4%
  • Jesse 0.4%
  • Johannes 0.4%
  • Walter 0.4%
  • Melvin 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Richard 0.3%
  • Stuart 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%

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