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Riche Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Rich . French: nickname for a rich man or perhaps an ironical name for a pauper from Old French riche ‘rich’. Compare Leriche . French (Riché): variant of Richer .

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


Similar surnames: Rich, Triche, Richer, Richey, Raiche, Roche, Price, Richie, Ricke

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Where is the Riche family from?

You can see how Riche families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riche family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Riche families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Riche families living in Quebec. This was about 46% of all the recorded Riche's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Riche families in 1911.
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What did your Riche ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Riche. 30% of Riche men worked as a Cultivateur and 25% of Riche women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riche were Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    30%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Labourer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Cultivateur
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Riche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riche 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Riche. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Riche lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Riche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Riche in 1947 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

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