Rike Family History

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Rike Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Agder, so named from Old Norse ríki ‘power’, ‘rule’, ‘kingdom’. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Reich.

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

Similar surnames: Eike, Rise, Pike, Ike, Riis, Rice, Rife, Rake, Fike, Eiken

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Rike Family Origin

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Rike Family Occupations

What did your Rike ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rike. 10% of Rike men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Rike women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rike were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Waitress

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

Rike Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rike. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rike 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 598 immigration records available for the last name Rike. 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 Rike. For the veterans among your Rike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rike Life Expectancy

What is the average Rike lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rike in 1954 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rike

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rike 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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