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Ryker Family History

Ryker Name Meaning
Dutch (de Ryker): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch riken ‘to become powerful or rich’.

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

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5,413 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
824 Military Records
144 Immigration Records
4,422 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ryker Families

  • Number of Ryker families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ryker families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ryker last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ryker census records

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Ryker 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 Ryker families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Ryker Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Ryker

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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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Ryker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ryker census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Ryker ancestors, such as occupation.

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Ryker Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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