Reiher Family History

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Reiher Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with long legs, from Middle High German, Middle Low German reiger ‘heron’. Compare Reigel.

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

Similar surnames: Reier, Reifer, Reiser, Reiter, Reiner, Reider, Weiher, Reiber, Recher

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Reiher Family Origin

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Reiher Family Occupations

What did your Reiher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reiher. 39% of Reiher men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Reiher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiher were Knitter and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Knitter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress

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

Reiher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reiher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiher 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Reiher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reiher. For the veterans among your Reiher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reiher Life Expectancy

What is the average Reiher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reiher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reiher in 1963 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reiher 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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