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Rissman Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Rissmann: topographic name from Middle Low German risch ‘reed’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called Risse (from riss ‘swamp’) near Hamburg. Americanized form of South German Rissmann: variant of Riss

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Russman, Crossman, Messman, Reissman, Glissman, Rossmann, Mossman

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Where is the Rissman family from?

You can see how Rissman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rissman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rissman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Rissman families living in Wisconsin. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rissman's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rissman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rissman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rissman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rissman. 20% of Rissman men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Rissman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rissman were Operator and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rissman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rissman 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 482 immigration records available for the last name Rissman. 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 367 military records available for the last name Rissman. For the veterans among your Rissman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rissman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rissman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rissman in 1954 was 52, and 101 in 2004.

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