Reisig Family History

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Reisig Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German reisec, Middle Low German reisich ‘armed for war’, later ‘sprightly’, ‘tall’. See also Reiser 2.

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

Similar surnames: Reissig, Reise, Rettig, Heilig, Reiser, Reis, Neidig, Essig, Reisch

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Reisig Family Origin

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Reisig Family Occupations

What did your Reisig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reisig. The most common Reisig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Reisig's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reisig family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reisig ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reisig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reisig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reisig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Reisig. 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 Card

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

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Reisig Life Expectancy

What is the average Reisig lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Reisig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reisig in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reisig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reisig ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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