Ryken Family History

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Ryken Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of the various Germanic personal names formed with ric ‘power(ful)’. DEB

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

Similar surnames: Ryker, Ricken, Reynen, Onken, Regen, Roker, Lyke, Rolen, Raben, Roden

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Ryken Family Origin

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Ryken Family Occupations

What did your Ryken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ryken. 18% of Ryken men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Ryken women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ryken were Salesman and Candling Eggs

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmer Owner Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Candling Egg
  • Candling Eggs

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

Ryken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ryken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryken 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 273 immigration records available for the last name Ryken. 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 87 military records available for the last name Ryken. For the veterans among your Ryken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryken Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ryken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ryken in 1963 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryken 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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