Rice Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Reese. Americanized spelling of German Reis.

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


Similar surnames: Bice, Price, Ryce, Nice, Rike, Hice, Wrice, Tice, Rife, Grice

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Rice Family Origin

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Rice Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rice. A less common occupation for the Rice family was Carpenter. The most common Rice occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Rice's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Rice | Data not to scale

Rice Historical Records

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Rice Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Rice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rice in 1940 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rice

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