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Rice Family History

Rice Name Meaning
Welsh: variant of Reese.Americanized spelling of German Reis.

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

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1,133,844 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
176,483 Military Records
74,461 Immigration Records
885,027 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rice Families

  • Number of Rice families
     1,003 - 2,004
     335 - 1,002
     1 - 334
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rice families
     762 - 1,521
     255 - 761
     1 - 254
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rice families
     185 - 368
     62 - 184
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rice census records

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Rice Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Rice families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Rice Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Rice families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Rice

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Rice Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rice census records

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Rice Civil War Service Records

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