Rice Family History

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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

What did your Rice ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rice. 27% of Rice men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Rice women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rice were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%

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

Rice Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 916,000 census records available for the last name Rice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rice 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Rice. 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 183,000 military records available for the last name Rice. For the veterans among your Rice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rice Life Expectancy

What is the average Rice lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rice

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rice 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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