Rykes Family History

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Rykes Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Rokes, Sykes, Dykes, Ryker, Ryks, Ryken, Lykes, Hykes, Rynes, Rakes

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Rykes Family Origin

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Rykes Family Occupations

What did your Rykes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rykes occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Rykes's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rykes.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Rykes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 161 census records available for the last name Rykes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rykes 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 32 immigration records available for the last name Rykes. 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 5 military records available for the last name Rykes. For the veterans among your Rykes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rykes Life Expectancy

What is the average Rykes lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rykes 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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