Risse Family History

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Risse Name Meaning

variant of Riss. perhaps a habitational name for someone from Rissen, west of Hamburg. Bahlow identifies riss as a word meaning ‘swamp’, ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Rise, Cisse, Riss, Risser, Royse, Ilse, Rike, Fosse, Risi, Rinne

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Risse Family Origin

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Risse Family Occupations

What did your Risse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Risse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Risse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Risse family was Barber. Farmer, Blacksmith and Tinsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risse.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Tinsmith

  • Barber


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Risse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Risse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Risse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Risse. 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 Risse. For the veterans among your Risse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risse Life Expectancy

What is the average Risse lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Risse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Risse in 1950 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risse 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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