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Reisenauer Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name for someone from a minor place called Reisenau, or a topographic name for someone living by an overgrown water meadow, from Middle High German ris ‘undergrowth’ + owe ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Reisinger, Reisner, Ridenour, Feinauer, Reitnauer, Eisenhauer

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Where is the Reisenauer family from?

You can see how Reisenauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reisenauer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Reisenauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Reisenauer families living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Reisenauer's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Reisenauer families in 1880.
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What did your Reisenauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Reisenauer. 28% of Reisenauer men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Wheat Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 825 census records available for the last name Reisenauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reisenauer 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Reisenauer. 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 498 military records available for the last name Reisenauer. For the veterans among your Reisenauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reisenauer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reisenauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Reisenauer in 1945 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

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