Riess Family History

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Riess Name Meaning

German: regional name from an area of Bavaria so named.

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


Similar surnames: Riss, Ress, Ries, Siess, Rietz, Riepe, Biss, Griess, Wiess, Riels

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Riess Family Origin

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Riess Family Occupations

What did your Riess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Hardware Dealer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riess. The most common Riess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Riess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riess family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Hardware Dealer

    5%
  • Lawyer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    5%

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

Riess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riess 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Riess. 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 Riess. For the veterans among your Riess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riess Life Expectancy

What is the average Riess lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Riess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Riess in 1950 was 32, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riess 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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