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Riney Family History

Riney Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Reine.

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

Similar surnames: Rines, Riner, Rabey, Rine, Rhiner, River, Rizer, Riser, Linen, Briney

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Where is the Riney family from?

You can see how Riney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Riney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Riney family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Riney's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Riney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riney. 36% of Riney men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Riney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riney were Salesman and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Riney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riney 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Riney. 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 Riney. For the veterans among your Riney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Riney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Riney in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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