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Rieck Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Ru(o)diger a compound of Old High German hrōd ‘fame renown’ + gēr ‘spear lance’ (see Roger ). North German: from a short form of a personal name containing the element rīc ‘power(ful)’. Germanized form of Sorbian Rjek: nickname from Upper Sorbian rjek ‘hero’. Compare Reck .

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

Similar surnames: Reck, Deck, Bick, Beck, Mick, Dieck, Rick, Rock, Heck, Boeck

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Where is the Rieck family from?

You can see how Rieck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rieck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Rieck families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Rieck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rieck families in 1911.
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What did your Rieck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rieck. 75% of Rieck men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rieck women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rieck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieck. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rieck. For the veterans among your Rieck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieck lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rieck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rieck in 1945 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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