Risner Family History

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Risner Name Meaning

Variant of the German habitational name Reisner, or of German Riesner, an occupational name for a maker of veils and hoods, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rise ‘veil’.

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

Similar surnames: Reisner, Risher, Eisner, Risler, Riser, Rosner, Rinner, Reiser

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Risner Family Origin

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Risner Family Occupations

What did your Risner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risner. 23% of Risner men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Risner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risner were Farm Operator and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Farm Laborer
  • New Worker

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

Risner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risner 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Risner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Risner. For the veterans among your Risner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risner Life Expectancy

What is the average Risner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Risner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risner in 1948 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risner 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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