Riebe Family History

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Riebe Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name from Slavic ryba ‘fish’. North German: from a short form of a personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + bod ‘messenger’. metonymic occupational name for a turnip grower, from Middle High German rüebe ‘turnip’, ‘beet’.

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


Similar surnames: Rieber, Riebel, Riewe, Riepe, Priebe, Riede, Siebe, Riehm, Wiebe

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Riebe Family Origin

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Riebe Family Occupations

What did your Riebe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riebe. 12% of Riebe men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Riebe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riebe were Machinist and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    3%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

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

Riebe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Riebe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riebe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Riebe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Riebe. For the veterans among your Riebe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riebe Life Expectancy

What is the average Riebe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Riebe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Riebe in 1961 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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