Richens Family History

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Richens Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the German and Swiss German family name Richen, from a Germanic personal name (see Reich).

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


Similar surnames: Richey, Richer, Richel, Rishell, Ritchey, Ricken, Eichen, Wichers

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Richens Family Origin

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Richens Family Occupations

What did your Richens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Richens. 29% of Richens men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Richens women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richens were Farm Laborer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%

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

Richens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Richens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richens 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Richens. 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 882 military records available for the last name Richens. For the veterans among your Richens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richens Life Expectancy

What is the average Richens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Richens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Richens in 1963 was 68, and 70 in 2004.

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