Rieker Family History

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Rieker Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Rikher, composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + heri ‘army’ or her ‘master’, ‘lord’. Eastern German: variant of Rieke 2.

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

Similar surnames: Rieber, Bieker, Reder, Reker, Sieker, Wicker, Dieker, Rinker, Rieder

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Rieker Family Origin

Where is the Rieker family from?

Rieker Family Occupations

What did your Rieker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rieker occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Rieker's were Farmers. Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rieker. A less common occupation for the Rieker family was Seamtress.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Seamtress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rieker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rieker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rieker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieker 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Rieker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rieker. For the veterans among your Rieker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rieker Life Expectancy

What is the average Rieker lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rieker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rieker in 1952 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rieker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rieker 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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