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Rieck Family History

Rieck Name Meaning
South German: from a pet form of the personal name Ru(o)diger, a compound of Old High German hrod ‘renown’ + ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ (see Roger).North German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Middle Low German element rik(e) ‘rich’, ‘powerful’.

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

78,649 Historical Documents with Rieck on Ancestry.com
30,885 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,729 Military Records
3,256 Immigration Records
14,317 Census and Voter Lists
26,462 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rieck Families

  • Number of Rieck families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rieck families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rieck families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rieck Family Origin

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Rieck Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rieck

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Rieck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Rieck Civil War Service Records

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