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Richner Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Richen in Baden, or, in the case of the Swiss surname, from Riehen near Basel.

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


Similar surnames: Rechner, Reichner, Richter, Rittner, Zeichner, Richer, Rahner

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Where is the Richner family from?

You can see how Richner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Richner family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Richner's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Richner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Richner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Richner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Richner. 20% of Richner men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Richner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richner were Salesman and Bookkeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Richner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richner 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Richner. 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 800 military records available for the last name Richner. For the veterans among your Richner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Richner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Richner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Richner in 1957 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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