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Risch Family History

Risch Name Meaning
nickname from Middle High German risch ‘fast’, ‘nimble’, ‘cheeky’.topographic name from a regional word meaning ‘slope’, ‘incline’.from Middle Low German rische ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew.

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

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Name Distribution of Risch Families

  • Number of Risch families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Risch families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Risch families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Risch Family Origin

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Risch Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Risch

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Risch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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