Riesen Family History

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Riesen Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places so named in Bavaria, Württemberg, and Tyrol. patronymic from Riese.

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

Similar surnames: Rieben, Wiesen, Giesen, Rieser, Riepe, Riessen, Niesen, Reese, Wiese

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Riesen Family Origin

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Riesen Family Occupations

What did your Riesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riesen. 30% of Riesen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Riesen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riesen were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher

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

Riesen Historical Records

What Riesen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riesen 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 752 immigration records available for the last name Riesen. 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 Riesen. For the veterans among your Riesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Riesen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Riesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Riesen in 1960 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riesen 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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