Risch Family History

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Risch Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German risch ‘fast’, ‘nimble’, ‘cheeky’. topographic name from a regional word meaning ‘slope’, ‘incline’. from Middle Low German rische ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew.

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

Similar surnames: Reisch, Raisch, Rusch, Wisch, Fisch, Frisch, Rish, Eisch, Rasch

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Risch Family Origin

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Risch Family Occupations

What did your Risch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Risch. 50% of Risch men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Chef
  • Labourer
  • Retired Farmer

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

Risch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risch. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Risch. For the veterans among your Risch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risch Life Expectancy

What is the average Risch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Risch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Risch in 1943 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risch 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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