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Rifkin Family History

Rifkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rifke (from the Hebrew name Rivka; see Rebecca ) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Riskin, Raskin, Itkin, Rivlin, Mirkin, Sirkin, Witkin, Simkin, Lipkin

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Where is the Rifkin family from?

You can see how Rifkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rifkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Rifkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Rifkin families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Rifkin's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Rifkin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rifkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rifkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rifkin. 25% of Rifkin men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Rifkin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rifkin were Tailor and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rifkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rifkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rifkin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rifkin. For the veterans among your Rifkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rifkin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rifkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rifkin in 1950 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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