Richie Family History

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Richie Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Ritchie. Americanized spelling of the Swiss family names Rütschi, Rütsche, or Rüetschi (see Ritchey).

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

Similar surnames: Richey, Riche, Richer, Fritchie, Triche, Richley, Rice, Rocke, Michie

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Richie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Richie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Richie. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Richie Family Origin

Where is the Richie family from?

Richie Family Occupations

What did your Richie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Richie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Richie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Richie family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richie.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Richie Historical Records

What Richie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Richie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richie 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Richie. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Richie. For the veterans among your Richie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richie Life Expectancy

What is the average Richie lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Richie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Richie in 1940 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richie 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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