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 1940, Agent and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rykes. 25% of Rykes men worked as an Agent

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Agent
    25%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Secretary Clerk
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%

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

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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