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Reiher Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with long legs from Middle High German Middle Low German reiger ‘heron’. Compare Reigel .

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


Similar surnames: Reier, Reifer, Reiser, Reiter, Reiner, Reider, Weiher, Reiber, Recher

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Where is the Reiher family from?

You can see how Reiher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiher family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Reiher family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reiher's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Reiher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reiher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reiher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reiher. 39% of Reiher men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Reiher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiher were Knitter and Seamstress. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Engineer
    16%
  • Knitter
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Seamstress
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reiher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 774 immigration records available for the last name Reiher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reiher. For the veterans among your Reiher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reiher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reiher in 1963 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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