Rienstra Family History

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Rienstra Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name from a place called Rien + the agent suffix -stra.

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


Similar surnames: Veenstra, Hiemstra, Tuinstra, Poelstra, Hoekstra, Sinagra, Vlietstra

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Rienstra Family Origin

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Rienstra Family Occupations

What did your Rienstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rienstra. 11% of Rienstra men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Rienstra women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rienstra were Carpenter and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Box Maker
    9%
  • Cashier
    9%
  • Machine Operator
    9%

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

Rienstra Historical Records

What Rienstra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 655 census records available for the last name Rienstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rienstra 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Rienstra. 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 227 military records available for the last name Rienstra. For the veterans among your Rienstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rienstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Rienstra lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rienstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rienstra in 1954 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rienstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rienstra 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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